Maryland weather: Rain falls across region; coastal flood advisory in effect

After several inches of snow followed by a wintry mix, and heavy rain, officials are warning of potential flooding and strong winds in Central Maryland Monday.

The National Weather Service reported that 0.92 of an inch of rain fell between 7 p.m. Sunday and 1 a.m. Monday. A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. Monday. The weather service said Southern Baltimore County and Baltimore city are most likely to be affected.


The advisory warned of flooding on Thames Street in Fells Point, along the promenade at the Inner Harbor, and throughout the Bowleys Quarters area.

A wind advisory is also in effect for all areas until 10 p.m. Monday, and officials warn of possible downed trees and power lines, and possible power outages. Winds will be 20 to 30 mph with gusts as high as 55 mph.


Baltimore Gas and Electric reported more than 150 power outages throughout the Baltimore region midday Monday, affecting more than 2,000 customers.

A slight chance of rain is expected before 4 p.m. Monday with a high around 40 degrees.

The weather service said the highest unofficial reported snowfall totals from spotters in the Baltimore area were 3 inches in Glyndon in Baltimore County at 7:27 p.m.; in New Windsor and Watersville in Carroll County at 7 p.m.; and in two parts of Columbia in Howard County at 6:35 and 6:45 p.m.

The high in Harford County was 2.8 inches in Forest Hill at 7:05 p.m. Baltimore City’s high was 2.5 inches in the Pimlico neighborhood at 7:35 p.m. Anne Arundel’s highs were 2 inches in Odenton at 5:56 p.m., BWI Marshall Airport at 7 p.m. and Green Haven at 6:45 p.m.

The highest totals in the state were 4.5 inches in Cumberland in Allegany County at 8:45 p.m.; 4 inches in Bloomfield in Frederick County at 7 p.m.; and 4 inches in Grantsville in Garrett County at 7 p.m.

Saturday, the city’s Department of Transportation warned of possible flooding Sunday evening in low-lying areas such as Fells Point and the Inner Harbor due to rising tides. The city opened two garages for residents to relocate parked cars. They’ll remain open until 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a news release from the department.

Cold temperatures are expected to continue into the week, with a high temperature near 40 degrees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and 39 degrees Tuesday. Wednesday will warm up a bit, though. It’s likely to be as warm as 47 degrees and sunny in Baltimore. There’s a 50% chance of rain starting at 2 a.m. Thursday morning, and it could switch to snow by 5 a.m., according to the National Weather Service forecast for the city.

This story will be updated.