Flood Watch Extended In Anne Arundel, Some Events Canceled By Rain

Got galoshes? Showers. Showers. Showers and a possible thunderstorm.

Then, more rain on the weekend.

That’s the forecast for much of the Annapolis region, prompting the National Weather Service to extend its flood watch through Saturday morning.

Since Sunday, the steady rainfall had dropped over 4.3 inches of rain on the area.

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Forecasters predict up to another 5 inches could fall through Friday night before tapering off during the day on Saturday.

The weather is causing some weekend events to be canceled:

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The flood watch through Saturday at 8 a.m. means area residents should remain cautious about any areas prone to flooding as the rain falls on already saturated ground.

High water on roads should be avoided. Officials reminded residents of the adage — Turn around, don’t drown.

Some low-lying roads in the county have been closed because of flooding, though somne had re-opened early Thursday evening before another heavy slug of rain expected after midnight :

  • Defense Highway between St. Stephens Church Road and Rutland Road.
  • River Road at Herald Harbor Road in Crownsville.
  • Nursery Road at Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Linthicum.
  • River Road in Herald Harbor between Old Generals Highway and Herald Harbor Road.

The National Weather Service said record setting moisture has acculated in the atmosphere.

A weather balloon sent up from its regional headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, recorded a record for the date, 1.64 inches of water in the vertical column Thursday morning.

“And the balloon sent up last night recorded a record 1.51 inches.” said NWS meteorologist Kyle Pallozzi.

The moisture is being fed by two systems — a non-tropical low pressure system in the northwest Gulf of Mexico and a Bermuda high off the southeast coast.

“Circulation is moving around the high creating a southerly flow which is pumping in that record moisture for this time of year,” Pallozzi said. “Then a stationary front south of us is creating lift which is pumping out the rain.”

Heavy rains were expected to return to the area after midnight Thursday and continue through Friday, bringing a potential of up to 5 more inches.

Saturday the chance of showers is 90 percent, but there will be less moisture in the atmosphere after it was wrung out Thursday night and Friday.

Palozzi said about two-tenths of an inch is expected Saturday and less on Sunday, when a 50 percent chance of precipitation is predicted.

The chance of rain persists through Wednesday, with a 50 percent chance on Monday dwindling to a 30 perceent chance Wednesday and temperatures in the low 80s.

There is a rumor of sunny skies come Thursday.

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