All warnings for flash flooding or damaging winds across the Baltimore region have been canceled, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday night.
Isolated showers could remain throughout the evening, but the severe weather that was once expected won’t return until Thursday. The weather service said afternoon and evening could bring showers and thunderstorms again.
Earlier Wednesday, flash flooding and damaging winds was possible across the Baltimore region
The weather service issued a flash flood watch through 8 p.m. along the Interstate 95 corridor, including Harford, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, eastern Howard County and Baltimore City.
A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect across Central Maryland through 9 p.m. The service said wind gusts of up to 70 mph were possible, along with the potentially flooding rains.
“Showers and thunderstorms capable of producing very heavy rainfall are expected across the area this afternoon and into the evening,” the service said. “Much of this rain may fall in short periods of time in any given location, resulting in the risk for flash flooding.”
Storms are expected as a cold front moves into the region, ending a relatively hot and humid start to the week.
Temperatures reached 98 degrees Tuesday at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, though humidity was lower than during an extended heat wave earlier this month.
The frontal boundary is forecast to bring continued chances for rain and storms the rest of the week, and to keep high temperatures in the mid- to upper-80s into the weekend.