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NWS Issues Hazardous Weather Warning for Anne Arundel County

The National Weather Service said heavy rain and localized flash flooding could be on its way following Saturday morning's thunderstorm.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather warning Saturday morning that will remain in effect throughout the weekend for Maryland towns on and around the Chesapeake Bay.

Counties alerted in the warning included Anne Arundel, Howard, Prince George’s and southern Baltimore, according to the NWS.

The release said heavy rain beginning at 8:07 a.m. Saturday was especially hazardous for waterfront communities and specifically mentioned Edgewater, the Naval Academy, the Rhode River and more. The storm was moving 15 mph with its southern-most parts covering southern Anne Arundel County.

“Rainfall accumulation of up to one and a half inches will be possible in less than an a hour. Heavy rain with this show will reduce visibilities to below one mile and may cause ponding of water on roadways,” according to the NWS.

The heavy rain was all but over as of 9 a.m. Saturday, but the NWS said more heavy rain is expected with a potential for localized flash flooding. Thunderstorms are expected on Sunday, and could even “produce damaging winds and large hail,” according to the NWS alert. 

Track the storms as they move throughout the region on the NWS Doppler radar. 

Mike Calo July 14, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Those counties which were supposed to be affected ARE in Maryland, right? I mean, I didn't hear a thing all night; did the storms actually materialize anywhere?
mark July 15, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Mike, they it rained till 9am Saturday. Did not call for rain Last Night. Rain Today around 1pm. And Hail, Damaging winds etc...Today, not LAST NIGHT!..understand?
Dee Wagner July 15, 2012 at 01:13 PM
The confusion is completely understandable. This isn't news, more like email clutter, since the majority of the article was posted 24hrs too late to be helpful.
Jonathan Moynihan July 16, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Dee, you may not have seen the article until 24 hours after it happened, but you can see by the time log at the top that I posted this article just after 9 a.m. on Saturday July 14, only 1 hour after the storm. Not 24 hours after the storm.
Jonathan Moynihan July 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM
The time log was removed Dee, my apologies. You can see in the body text of the article that I write "As of 9 a.m. Saturday," and the date is on July 14 (Saturday). Sorry for the confusion, thanks for reading!

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