The risk of flooding in some areas will increase Monday and throughout the week in the Baltimore region, as rain continues to fall on water-soaked ground.
As heavy storms passed through the area Sunday evening, “we’re kind of in a flood threat more than anything,” said Cody Ledbetter, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Weekend deluges had already closed sections of the city’s light rail, according to state officials.
But more rain is on the way, according to meteorologists. We’ll see showers and thunderstorms Monday through Thursday, particularly during the warm afternoon to early evening hours.
The week could potentially see some training convections, which involve multiple storms lined up over the same area, said Ledbetter. Such systems caused catastrophic flooding in Ellicott City in May, though it's hard to predict whether this week could bring such damages.
“It won’t be a consistent rain,” Ledbetter said.
Areas that faced heavy rains at times and potential flooding Sunday included Pikesville, Middle River, Sparrows Point, Back River, Dundalk, Towson, Catonsville, Essex, Woodlawn, Randallstown, Parkville, Owings Mills, Carney, Milford Mill, Perry Hall, Reisterstown, Lochearn, Arbutus and Rosedale.
Saturday saw heavy rain reported south and southeast of Baltimore. Roads were reported flooded in Southern Maryland and Northern Virginia.
The Baltimore Department of Public Works said in a tweet that “several structured sanitary sewer overflows released more than 10,000 gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water into streams in yesterday's heavy rain.”
Baltimore Sun reporters Jessica Anderson and Scott Dance contributed to this article.