Hazardous weather, high winds, flooding predicted tonight in Maryland

The National Weather Service has issued several alerts for hazardous weather conditions for Saturday night and Sunday in Maryland, warning of high winds and coastal flooding.

In the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding counties, a gale warning for high winds is in effect through Sunday. Winds are expected to gust up to 50 miles per hour, officials said.

For much of Central Maryland, a wind advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. Sunday.

“An initial burst of strong winds may occur with the passage of a strong cold front late tonight,” the advisory states. “Winds may diminish for a time and then peak mid to late morning Sunday before diminishing Sunday afternoon.”

At the same time, a costal flood advisory is in effect for Saturday night for southern Baltimore and the southern Baltimore County shoreline.

“Flooding is expected at the end of Thames Street in Baltimore,” the advisory states. “Water also is expected to cover the promenade at the dragon boat dock in the Inner Harbor. Minor flooding is also expected in the Bowley’s Quarters area.”

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