Baltimore area under flash flood watch

Baltimore woke up to a wet Monday morning, and periods of heavy rain is forecast into the evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Baltimore area and other parts of Maryland through 10 p.m.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected, with up to two inches of rain per hour possible in some areas. The excessive rainfall may swell streams and creeks, leading to localized flash flooding, forecasters said.

The flash flood watch comes after heavy rains flooded roads and felled trees in Harford County and other local areas last week.

Once Baltimore makes it through the flash flood watch, the city should get a few days to dry off.

The sun is expected to shine again through Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Starting Thursday night, however, there will be a chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the weekend.

During the day, temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-to-low 80s for the rest of the week.

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