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Flash flood watch effect through late tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch lasting through tonight for Central Maryland, and counties along the Chesapeake Bay.

Saturday's forecast called for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, brining damaging winds and heavy rain, and possible "isolated tornadoes," the weather service said. The weather service has issued a tornado watch in effect through 8 p.m. for the Eastern Shore and southern Maryland.

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The Orioles have postponed Saturday night's game against Cleveland because of the rain and have scheduled a split-admission doubleheader for 1:35 and 7:05 p.m. Sunday

Storms are expected to continue through the early morning, brining wind gusts as high as 24 mph. Between one and two inches of rain are possible. Baltimore has broken a rainfall record of 10 inches set during deadly Hurricane Agnes in 1972.

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Maryland Transportation Authority officials warn drivers to slow down if they encounter standing water on roads.

Sunday will be sunny with highs around 80 degrees and an overnight low of 63. Monday will be similar with a high around 83 and sunny.

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