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

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.

Rainfall surpassed 3 inches in parts of the Baltimore region from Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with 3.83 inches reported in Rosedale and 3.3 inches in Elkridge, according to the National Weather Service.

About 2.6 inches fell at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the region's point of record, including more than an inch during the morning rush hour, contributing to major traffic problems. Interstate 695 was closed in both...

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