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Rainfall totals nearing 1 inch around Baltimore

Nearly an inch of rain had fallen across the Baltimore region from Tuesday morning through midday Wednesday, helping to slow or reverse a developing drought.

From 5 a.m. Tuesday through noon Wednesday, 0.83 inches of rain had fallen at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dense fog reduces visibility in central Maryland

Most of central Maryland is under a dense fog advisory until 7 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

Meteorologists warn of visibility being reduced to less than one-quarter mile and dangerous driving conditions. Drivers should slow down, use headlights and leave plenty of distance, the weather service said.

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An inch of rain Tuesday, Wednesday could help ease developing drought

More than an inch of rain could fall Tuesday and Wednesday, helping ease a drought that is developing across the region.

An area of low pressure over the eastern United States is forecast to bring widespread wet conditions.

In Maryland, rain is likely throughout both Tuesday and Wednesday. Up to an inch and a half could fall.

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Damaging winds possible through Monday afternoon

Wind gusts of up to 45 mph could knock down tree branches and power lines through Monday evening, meteorologists warned.

A wind advisory is in effect for Carroll, Baltimore, Howard and Harford counties and Baltimore City through 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Steady winds from the west are expected at 15 to 25 mph, with stronger gusts.

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Gusty weather expected to continue Sunday

Gusty, chilly conditions were forecast for the Baltmore area into Sunday, after scattered rain mixed with sleet and flurries in northern and western areas overnight.

Sunday is expected to be sunny and windy with a high near 46. Winds of 25 to 29 miles could gust as high as 49 mph, a spokesman for the service said.

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Drought conditions developing across Maryland

Carroll, Howard, Frederick and Montgomery counties are officially in a drought, and most of the rest of the state is unusually dry, according to the United States Drought Monitor.

Those four counties are classified as being in "moderate" drought, the second step on a five-level continuum of drought conditions.

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