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Maryland weather: Cool temperatures, sunny skies expected through next week after wet couple of days

After two days of wet conditions, cool fall weather is making its way to the Baltimore region for the next week.

High pressure is building, forecasters with the National Weather Service said, bringing clear skies and cool temperatures with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s and 60s and “abundant sunshine.”

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“High pressure will remain in control of the region through early next week, resulting in dry and near seasonable weather,” forecasters wrote. “Another cold front arrives late Tuesday bringing tranquil conditions into the middle of next week.”

Forecasts call for sunny skies through at least next Thursday with the highest temperature being near 80 on Tuesday.

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Over the past two days, storms dropped nearly 2.5 inches of rain across most of the region with parts of Carroll and Harford counties getting 3.5 inches and portions of Howard County 5 inches.

The storm caused Carroll County schools to close Thursday “due to significant road closures and hazardous road conditions.”

Much of City Dock in Annapolis was also inundated Thursday morning, with the tide reaching businesses located near the waterfront. Around City Dock, parts of Compromise Street and Dock Street were closed because of flooding.

The operator of a vehicle retrieves items after her car went into a ditch during a rainy morning commute on northbound U.S. Route 29 at the inbound ramp from Route 100 in Ellicott City.
The operator of a vehicle retrieves items after her car went into a ditch during a rainy morning commute on northbound U.S. Route 29 at the inbound ramp from Route 100 in Ellicott City. (Karl Merton Ferron)

Numerous trees were blown down across the Baltimore area and dozens of roads were closed because of flooding.

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Creeks overflowed in Carroll County, while rising waters covered sidewalks and surrounded some homes and businesses in Bowley’s Quarters, in eastern Baltimore County, according to damage reports collected by the weather service.

In Baltimore, at least a half dozen roads were blocked by high water, the weather service reported. Meanwhile, a handful of vehicles were stranded in flowing water near Aberdeen in Harford County.

The Maryland Department of Transportation said light rail service was delayed because of the track flooding near McCormick Station in Hunt Valley.

It’s not expected to climb out of the low 70s Friday and over the weekend, with the temperatures steadily decreasing into the mid to upper 50s.

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