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Coastal flood warning for Baltimore area Saturday as colder weather moves in

Flooding in Annapolis
(City of Annapolis photo)

Some areas in the Baltimore region flooded overnight after a rainstorm, with tides expected to remain two and a half feet above normal throughout Saturday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning on Saturday through 4 p.m. for Anne Arundel and southern Baltimore counties. A coastal flood warning is also in effect through 2 p.m. for areas along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The warning means flooding is occurring or is expected to occur.

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The weather service also issued a small craft advisory for Maryland area boaters. In Annapolis, Compromise Street and Dock Street were closed because of flooding Saturday morning, though officials said it was not expected to affect the Annapolis Police Department's One Mile Challenge race. Flooding was also reported in Harford County and at Point Lookout State Park.

Forecasts are calling for chillier weather this weekend, with lows dipping under 50 degrees Saturday night and strong wind gusts. The high is expected to reach the mid-70s Saturday with wind gusts as high as 26 miles per hour.

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The high is only expected to reach 64 on Sunday, while winds are expected to calm. Later in the week, high temperatures are expected to hover around 70 degrees, with lows around 50 degrees. Some more rain is possible later in the week.

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