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Maryland weather: Flood warning issued overnight

Amid heavy thunderstorms late Wednesday, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County until 5 a.m. Thursday.

Weather service meteorologists had warned that storms could be slow-moving and inundate some areas with long bouts of heavy rain.

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More storm chances are forecast through the end of the week, according to weather service meteorologist Kyle Pallozzi said. But the threat of severe weather was to diminish after Wednesday.

More rain could continue to stress the already saturated region, and isolated thunderstorms could lead to flash floods.

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Farmers were already worried that this growing season would be hampered by a cold, wet spring, and weeks of developing drought conditions. Now, they're trying to salvage what crops survived those challenges and have recently been drowning in flooded fields or afflicted with mold or disease.

“It’s not the most welcome thing given all the rain we’ve had,” Pallozzi said.

Baltimore experienced record-breaking rainfall in July, which ended with 16.72 inches. The month’s precipitation was less than 2 inches short of the record for Baltimore’s wettest month ever, August 1955.

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