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Flood Watch issued for Baltimore area as Ophelia approaches

BALTIMORE, MD—As Tropical Storm Ophelia approaches Maryland, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Baltimore area.

The watch will be in effect from 8 p.m. Saturday through 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

As the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia moves north along or near the I-95 corridor, it will produce an area of enhanced rainfall. This is expected to result in 2 to 3 inches of rain, with high end amounts of 4 inches possible. This heavy rainfall will occur within a 1- to 2-hour period, and could result in flash flooding.

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

Residents should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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