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Winds, flooding impact Maryland

October 29th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

A strong area of low pressure will pass through Maryland today, bringing heavy rain, strong wind gusts, and significant coastal flooding.

Coastal flooding along the Bay will be the primary threat through the event, and the threat will continue through at least Saturday afternoon, even after the heavy rain ends. That’s because tides are already running above normal, and a strong easterly wind with the low pressure, will push the tides even higher. Tides will be 2-4 feet above normal through high tides through at least Saturday afternoon. The most significant flooding will happen during high tides this afternoon and again tonight.  Numerous roads near the coast could become flooded, and the water will reach some businesses and residences. This event could end up similar to the flooding that occurred during Hurricane Fran in 1996.