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Severe storms, flash flooding possible Tuesday night

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.

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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.

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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.

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