Rain, gusty winds and flooding risk forecast Tuesday

Rain showers, turning heavy in the evening, are forecast Tuesday amid blustery winds.

Rain was moving into the Baltimore area from the southwest by mid-morning. Overnight lows dropped to the upper 40s.


Temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-50s throughout the day, with rain continuing. Winds around 15 mph with gusts nearing 30 mph are forecast.

Storms are possible in the evening, with heavy rains expected. About 2 inches of rain are possible Tuesday.


Storm chances continue into Wednesday, with 15-20 mph winds and highs in the upper 60s. Another 3 inches of rain are possible to fall Wednesday.

Severe weather is forecast to stay south of Maryland, though there could be threats of damaging winds and an isolated tornado particularly in Southern Maryland, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

A flash flood watch is in effect across Central Maryland from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.

Rain is expected to taper off by early Thursday, with clouds and high temperatures in the mid-70s.

Mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 60s are forecast Friday.