Coastal storm to bring rain to Maryland

A storm hitting the East Coast over the next few days will bring rain, drizzle and clouds to Baltimore, with the potential for flooding near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, according to the National Weather Service.

The Weather Channel is calling the storm, moving up from the Outer Banks in North Carolina, a Nor'easter, but Brian Lasorsa, a NWS meteorologist, said it was a weak low pressure system.

The system will likely bring rain on Wednesday night, and from Thursday through the weekend it will stay damp and occasionally rainy, Lasorsa said.

"Toward early next week it will clear out," he said.

Northeast winds will push up the water levels at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and there is a potential for coastal flooding in southern Anne Arundel County and other areas near the bay, Lasorsa said.

There is a surf advisory for Maryland beaches until 6 a.m. Thursday and a coastal flood advisory until noon for Maryland beaches, Annapolis, Solomons Island, Chesapeake Beach and Point Lookout.

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