National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Florence to bring rain, coastal flooding to Maryland this weekend; remnants a risk next week

Hurricane Florence to bring rain, coastal flooding to Maryland this weekend; remnants a risk next week

Hurricane Florence's outer bands could bring some rain to Maryland this weekend, and the edges of its wind field could create coastal flooding along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

High tides could be as much as 2 feet above normal in Anne Arundel, Calvert, St. Mary’s and Charles counties Friday night through Saturday. An easterly flow from the hurricane and a high-pressure system helping steer it are expected to push waters on shore.

A coastal flood warning is in effect for Anne Arundel from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. Significant flooding was expected in Annapolis.

“Water is expected to come up through storm drains, approaching businesses on Dock...

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