Harford could get up to 2 inches of weekend rain

Harford County residents who may be considering building an ark should not worry too much. The heavy rain this weekend is expected to stop by the end of Sunday.

By the afternoon, some snow, sleet and freezing rain were mixed in.

As of noon Sunday, the county got roughly between one and two inches of rain since Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist Heather Sheffield said.

A Bel Air citizen reporter measured 1.22 inches as of 7 a.m. Sunday, while the Conowingo Dam reported 1.7 inches by 8 a.m., Sheffield said.

No flooding was reported, but a tree was down on Route 543 near C. Milton Wright High School on Sunday morning, county emergency operations spokesman Bob Thomas said.

State Highway Administration was handling the incident, he said.

No other roads were reported closed or blocked, he said.

Another 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of rain is expected to fall through late Sunday, Sheffield said.

"We're still expecting rain all day today and into the evening, especially in northeast Maryland. It will be the last place in our forecast area for the rain to move out," she said.

Also, she said: "We're still expecting it to be pretty gusty tonight and into tomorrow."

No flood watches have been issued.

"We do get a lot of ponding on roadways and some streams might get their bank full, but as of now we haven't seen any dramatic rises on the rivers," she said. "The ground has been pretty dry so our rivers have been pretty low."

The rain should move out by 9 or 10 p.m., she predicted.

"Tomorrow we will finally see the sunshine with temperatures getting into the 50s and 60s for northeastern Maryland," she said, noting the area will then be in a warming trend.

"I am sure people will be happy about that," she said.

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