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Fears of flooding subside, but more rain likely as forecasters eye Hurricane Matthew

Drizzle and some showers are expected to continue across Central Maryland into Saturday, but fears of widespread flooding did not materialize Thursday as the heaviest rain fell on the southernmost portions of the state.

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Matthew becomes a hurricane, forecast to track north next week

The tropical system named Matthew became this year's fifth Atlantic hurricane early Thursday afternoon, and forecasters expect it to make a northward turn over the next few days.

Forecast models suggest it could be somewhere off or along the mid-Atlantic coast by the end of next week.

Matthew had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph at its core as of 2 p.m.

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More than 3 inches of rain reported, with more on the way

More than 3 inches of rain fell across much of the Baltimore region overnight and into Thursday morning, and more heavy precipitation is forecast this afternoon.

As of 11 a.m., rainfall totals had surpassed 3 inches in many areas, with 3.83 inches reported in Rosedale and 3.3 inches in Elkridge, according to the National Weather Service.

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As much as 6 inches of rain could bring widespread flooding through Friday

As much as 6 inches of rain, and more in isolated areas, could cause widespread flooding across Central Maryland through Friday — including in Ellicott City, still recovering from the July downpour that triggered a deadly flash flood.

A slow-moving low-pressure system coming from the Great Lakes is forecast to pull in tropical moisture as it spreads over the region, likely soaking Maryland.

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AccuWeather.com predicts above-normal snowfall this winter

AccuWeather.com is predicting above-normal snowfall for Maryland and the Northeast this winter.

Instead of a few heavy-hitting storms like last winter, the meteorology website suggests the region will be hit by more frequent storms. As is common in this region, many of those storms could feature a mix of snow, rain and sleet, according to AccuWeather Long-Range Forecaster Paul Pastelok.

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Flooding possible Thursday with as much as 6 inches of rain forecast

As much as 4 to 6 inches of rain could fall on Central Maryland from Wednesday night through Thursday, prompting warnings of possible flooding.

A slow-moving low-pressure system is forecast to drop from the Great Lakes toward the mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, winds laden with sub-tropical moisture are forecast to come in from the east.

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