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  • Likelihood of El Niņo increased to 70 to 80 percent

    Likelihood of El Niño increased to 70 to 80 percent
    U.S. scientists on Thursday raised the likelihood that the global climate phenomenon El Niņo will develop by summer, pegging the odds at 70 percent. In a monthly El Niņo forecast discussion, the Climate Prediction Center in College Park said that...
  • Traffic: Two injured in Jessup crash

    Traffic: Two injured in Jessup crash
    Two people were injured in a car crash in Jessup Thursday. One of the victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and the other had minor injuries, according to the Howard County Fire Department. The accident took place near Route 1. A...
  • Flash flood watch in effect Thursday

    Flash flood watch in effect Thursday
    Scattered showers and likely thunderstorms are forecast Thursday, with more intense humidity and highs in the mid-80s. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for much of the state from noon Thursday through the evening. The areas...
  • Baltimore copes with first stretch of heat this season

    Baltimore copes with first stretch of heat this season
    The first significant stretch of heat this year already has some residents yearning for the cooler days of early spring, but they'll have to wait until the end of the week for some relief. Temperatures in downtown Baltimore reached 95 degrees Tuesday,...
  • Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued

    Heat index tops 100; severe storm watch issued
    Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening. The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p....
  • Flash flood watch in effect after heavy rains inundate College Park

    Flash flood watch in effect after heavy rains inundate College Park
    A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland through late Tuesday, with storms and heavy rain possible. A burst of heavy rain inundated College Park and surrounding areas Tuesday morning. The watch is in place across greater Baltimore. The...
  • Possible Saturday showers, storms in weekend beach forecast

    A rainy Saturday and a pleasant Sunday are in store for beachgoers this weekend, the first less-than-ideal forecast of the young summer. Shower and thunderstorm chances are expected to move in Friday night and last through Saturday, according to the...
  • Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore

    Tropical Storm Arthur looms over Fourth of July celebrations, but expected to stay off shore
    The season's first tropical storm is expected to brush the mid-Atlantic coast just in time for the Fourth of July, but it is a cold front helping steer the system offshore that could deliver storms and heavy downpours before a cooler, drier holiday...
  • Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend

    Rain and possible flooding Friday before sunny weekend
    Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to continue throughout the day Friday, with heavy rains that could produce flash floods and coastal flooding possible. The National Weather Service called for a flash flood advisory for Howard, Harford, Anne...
  • Traffic: Two left lanes on I-95 reopen following Harford Co. fuel spill

    Traffic: Two left lanes on I-95 reopen following Harford Co. fuel spill
    Two left lanes on Interstate 95 near the MD 24 exit in Harford County have reopened after an overturned vehicle caused a fuel spill, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority. The right lane remains closed. The area is experiencing major delays....
  • Evening storms could bring more heavy rain

    Evening storms could bring more heavy rain
    More heavy rain is possible Friday evening, on top of the quick deluge from storms that flooded roadways and spawned a tornado warning in the afternoon. A flash flood watch is in effect through 10 p.m. Flood warnings around Baltimore had expired by...
  • Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures

    Severe storm chances diminish as clouds help cool temperatures
    Forecasters expect diminished chances of severe weather in the Baltimore area Thursday, with cloud cover keeping temperatures down, but some storms and showers are still expected. Meteorologists shifted an area of concern for severe storms southward, in...