NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for southern Baltimore County.
The watch will be in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.
Tropical Storm Elsa will move across southern Maryland on Thursday night, bringing heavy rainfall to areas east of the I-95 corridor. Rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches are expected in southern Maryland, with locally higher amounts of up to 5 inches possible.
Areas further west, closer to the I-95 corridor, could expect to see 1-2 inches, with locally higher amounts to 3 inches possible.
Moderate to heavy rainfall over a period of a few hours may cause streams and creeks to quickly rise out of their banks, potentially leading to instances of flash flooding.
Residents should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.