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Heavy Rain in the Forecast for Bel Air

Low-lying areas may be in a precarious position, according to the National Weather Service.

Harford County and most of the state are bracing for hazardous weather, which the National Weather Service said would be hitting Maryland Tuesday afternoon.

Rain should start at about 3 p.m. according to the weather service, and we can expect moderate to heavy rainfall Tuesday afternoon and evening.

In all, Bel Air may see between one to one-and-a-half inches of rain.

According to the forecast discussion, this time of year there is more rainwater runoff than there is rain soaked into the soil. 

Runoff coupled with the amount of rain forecast can lead to small streams and creeks rising out of their banks, according to the weather service, causing local flooding, particularly in low-lying and urban areas.

Check the latest forecast for Bel Air from the National Weather Service.

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