NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has
upgraded the previously-issued Coastal Flood Watch for portions of Baltimore County to a Coastal Flood Warning, which will be in effect from 4 a.m. until midnight on Saturday.
The warning will be in effect for southern Baltimore County including the City of Baltimore.
Tides are expected to be 2 to 2.5 feet above normal.
The next high tides at Fort McHenry will be at 6:25 a.m. on Saturday morning and at 6:56 p.m. on Saturday evening. The next high tides at Bowley Bar will be at 7:38 a.m. on Saturday morning and at 8:06 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Up to one foot of inundation above ground level is possible. At 3.5 feet, flooding is occurring at the end of Thames Street in Baltimore. Water covers the promenade in the Inner Harbor in multiple locations. At 3.8 feet, water covers yards and approaches homes in the Bowleys Quarters area.
A Coastal Flood Warning means that flooding is occurring or
imminent. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore.