Sunday never cleared-up (or warmed-up) as expected because a broad and disorganized area of low pressure is taking longer than anticipated to move off the North Carolina coast. As it does, a quick-moving upper level Low will race-in from Canada. Ahead of this system, the winds will abruptly shift out of the south Sunday afternoon. This has prompted the National Weather Service in Sterling, VA to issue a Coastal Flood Advisory for the Harford County coast Sunday evening. Low atmospheric pressure and sustained southerly winds will coincide with the timing of high tide. This will result in minor some coastal flooding. Expect high tide to locally range between one and two feet above normal. The high tide in Havre de Grace will be around 5:45 PM on Sunday evening. The image shows the forecasted winds and water level at 4:00 PM Sunday evening.
Did you experience any flooding on Sunday? If so, how bad was it and where?
As the upper-level Low arrives Sunday night, scattered showers are likely to develop across Harford County after 5:00 PM. The threat of rain will decrease by 1:00 AM Monday morning. Behind this system, Monday will be partly sunny and windy with high temperatures in the mid-50’s to near 60 degrees near the Bay. The wind will blow out of the north between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts approaching 30 mph. The wind will gradually decrease Monday night under clear skies with low temperatures just above the freezing mark in northern Harford County and slightly warmer along the Bay. Tuesday will begin sunny but, clouds will build throughout the day as isolated showers are possible Tuesday evening. Wednesday looks to be mostly sunny and warm. I will have more details later in the week so check back!
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