National Weather Service

Baltimore area under flash flood watch Friday into Saturday

Baltimore area under flash flood watch Friday into Saturday

The Baltimore area will be under a flash flood watch Friday afternoon as a storm approaches that could alter plans heading into the weekend.

The storm system is expected to arrive Friday and last into Saturday, with the heaviest rainfall coming between 3 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday. The Baltimore area is in for an average of between two and three inches of rain, with the potential for up to six inches in localized areas, according to the National Weather Service.

“There’s a lot of rain on the way,” said Dan Hoffman, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

As of 10 a.m., neighborhoods southwest of Baltimore, near I-695, were already experiencing...

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