Maryland weather: Storms bring heavy rain, flash flooding through Baltimore region; Friday should be wet and cool

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Strong thunderstorms brought brief flooding and cooler temperatures as rain swept through the Baltimore region Thursday afternoon.

Nearly an inch of rain fell within an hour, according to measurements recorded by the National Weather Service at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The storms brought steady cracks of thunder and lightning and as forecasters predicted, and flash flooding in some areas, including East 35th Street and Hillen Road in Baltimore City near Lake Montebello, Cub Hill Road and Cromwell Bridge Road in Carney, and Loch Raven Boulevard and Joan Avenue in Parkville.

Parts of Baltimore City and Eastern Baltimore County, including Timonium, Towson, Baldwin, Perry Hall and White Marsh, were under a severe flash flood warning but it expired at 9 p.m..Anne Arundel and Carroll counties were under a flood warning.

Thunderstorms may continue overnight Thursday, forecasters said. They called for a 60% chance of rain and accumulation of a tenth to a quarter of an inch and a low around 65 degrees.

Friday’s forecast calls for an 80% chance of rain, including showers and thunderstorms, and a high in just the upper 60s. Skies will clear Saturday, which is likely to be partly sunny with a high of 82, the weather service said.

Sunday should be mostly sunny, though some storms are possible after 2 p.m. The beginning of the workweek is likely to be sunny with high temperatures in the high 80s.

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