Storms are forecast to pass through the region Tuesday night, and they could bring damaging winds and flooding with them.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through 1 a.m. for Howard and Carroll counties and points west. The biggest risk associated with the storms is expected to be damaging wind gusts, according to the Storm Prediction Center.
A flash flood watch is meanwhile in effect across Central Maryland through late tonight. Storms are expected to be slow-moving and could carry rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour, according to the National Weather Service.
With the ground already saturated, flash flooding is possible, the weather service warned.
Storms were moving across West Virginia and northern Virginia late Tuesday evening. They were expected to reach Maryland overnight, and could linger into the early morning hours.