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Maryland weather: Heavy rain expected in Baltimore area through Saturday night; flood watch in effect for Anne Arundel County

If Baltimoreans can avoid floating away during Saturday’s rains, there’s a good chance they will make it to dry ground Sunday.

In the Baltimore area, showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rain Saturday, but are expected to taper off tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

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A flood watch remains in effect for Anne Arundel County until Saturday afternoon.

The watch continues until 2 p.m. and includes Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall and flooding of rivers and creeks and flood-prone areas continue to be a risk, according to NWS.

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“Excess runoff due to already saturated conditions will continue to pose a threat for flash flooding into this afternoon,” NWS said. “Additional rainfall amounts around 1 to 3 inches are possible, with most of that rain falling in a one to three hour period.”

Accuweather advises motorists that flash flooding from persistent downpours can lead to dangerous travel. The forecast predicts highs in the 70s with mostly cloudy skies.

Sunday should be glorious, with highs in the upper 70s and skies gradually clearing. Temperatures early in the week will gradually rise to an expected high of 90 on Tuesday, and the weather is likely to remain dry.

The next significant chance of rain doesn’t occur until Wednesday, according to the weather service.

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