Flood Warning in effect for much of the Baltimore Region

Gwen Vasquez
August 17, 2018

While rain is not as widespread as Saturday, targeted areas may get repetitive bouts of heavy showers and thunderstorms. By the weekend, the pesky low pressure system will have pulled away and mercifully lower storm chances will return.

In Raleigh, there will be a 70 percent chance for rain Tuesday with the chance for some storms that could be severe by late afternoon or evening. Any roads that are already flooded will experience additional flooding. In fact, for the third straight day, flash flood warnings have been issued for parts of the area especially hard hit by repeated heavy rain.

"We've been so saturated lately and this activity is just going to exacerbate that this evening", said Kevin Witt, a weather service meteorologist.

Thursday and Friday look much drier, and as we decrease the amount of showers and storms, we will increase our high temperatures. Temperatures once again will be in the low 80s and we will still be windy. Heavy downpours and flash flooding are the primary concern in any thunderstorms, but there could be an isolated stronger storm that is capable of a stronger wind gust in a few spots.

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More rain appeared headed our way from the southwest.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the majority of Central PA until 11PM. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of the area under a Slight Risk designation for this period.

Thursday and Friday should be drier. With the chance of rain of 60 to 70%, almost all of southeastern North Carolina will receive one or multiple rounds of rain.

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