Remnants of Ida could dump up to 6 inches of rain over Maryland, may spawn tornadoes

UPDATE: Forecasters say the chances for tornado activity and flash flooding in the Baltimore metro area on Wednesday have increased.

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NOTTINGHAM, MD—The remnants of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida are expected to pass through Maryland on Wednesday and into Thursday.

After battering parts of Louisiana, the National Weather Service says the system is expected to bring heavy rainfall to Mid-Atlantic, which could lead to instances of flash flooding and river flooding.  A general 3-4 inches of rain are expected but some areas could see up to 6 inches of total rainfall.

The storm could also produce isolated tornadoes in the area.

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Baltimore metro area through 8 a.m. on Thursday.

Residents should stay tuned to local forecasts.  Additional information is available in the graphics below from the National Weather Service.

NWS Eastern Flash Flooding Potential Ida 20210831

NWS Baltimore Rainfall Prediction Ida 20210831

NWS Ida Tornado Potential 20210831a


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