Coastal flooding a concern today in Anne Arundel County; Baltimore and Harford face advisories

The Baltimore Sun

A coastal flood warning remains in effect along the shoreline in Anne Arundel County through 6 a.m. Friday with an advisory then in effect until 9 p.m. Friday and a watch in effect through Saturday morning, the National Weather Service in Baltimore/Washington said at 2:26 a.m. Friday.

The tidal departure is expected to be around 2 feet above normal with the next high tides at 3:35 a.m. and 3:29 p.m.

Water is expected to come up through storm drains, approaching businesses on Dock Street in Annapolis. It is expected to approach the Maritime Museum and begin to cover Bowyer Road at the Naval Academy. Shoreline inundation up to 1 foot above ground is likely in other low areas.

In southern Baltimore County and the city of Baltimore, the weather service issued a coastal flood advisory, also at 2:26 a.m. Friday, until 9 p.m. and canceled an earlier coastal flood warning, which had been issued at 10:24 p.m. Thursday.

The advisory covers the shoreline in southern Baltimore County and the city of Baltimore.

High tides, around 2 feet above normal, are expected at 4:58 a.m. and 5:09 p.m. at Fort McHenry and at 6:14 a.m. and 6:22 p.m. at Bowley Bar.

Flooding is expected at the end of Thames Street in Baltimore. Water also is expected to cover the promenade at the dragon boat dock in the Inner Harbor. Minor flooding is also expected in the Bowley`s Quarters area, and minor shoreline inundation up to 1 foot above ground is possible elsewhere.

An advisory for southeast Harford County, also issued at 2:26 a.m., will be in effect until 2 p.m. with high tides 2 to 2.5 feet above normal.

The next high tide at Havre de Grace is at 7:59 a.m. with water expected to go over the bulkhead at the Havre de Grace Yacht Basin and minor shoreline inundation up to 1 foot above ground is possible elsewhere.

A warning is issued when moderate to major coastal flooding is occurring or imminent; this flooding will pose a serious risk to life and property. A watch means moderate to major coastal flooding is possible. An advisory is issued when minor or nuisance coastal flooding is occurring or imminent.

High temperatures Friday will reach the 70s and into the low 80s. Isolated to scattered showers are moving across the region Friday morning.

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