Weather Alert: Patapsco May Overflow Overnight

Weather officials said to avoid areas that look flooded.

(UPDATE 11 p.m.)—A flood warning is in effect for extreme northeastern Howard County and northwestern Anne Arundel County until 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

The National Weather Service reported that the Patapsco River was at crest, with flooding occurring Sunday evening at Furnace Avenue in Elkridge.

People should move to higher ground quickly if they see flooding and report the issue to local law enforcement, according to the weather service. The water should recede by the morning but officials advise drivers not to pass through standing water, heeding the advice: "Turn around; don't drown."

While flooding did not reach all corners of Howard County, precipitation most certainly did.

Lisbon received 3 inches of snow by 6 p.m. Sunday and Glenwood had about 2.5 inches, according to unofficial snowfall totals. Elkridge had 1.54 inches of rain by 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to unofficial rainfall reports.

Original report from 4:17 p.m. Sunday
Howard County is under a winter weather advisory until midnight, according to the National Weather Service, which reported snow was on the way.

In the late afternoon on Sunday, a mix of rain and snow will transition to all snow, according to the weather service.

Two to four inches will fall before the snow tapers off sometime between 9 p.m. and midnight, the report stated. Snow may be heavy at times.

Roads will become snow-covered and slippery and winds may create conditions that limit visibility, according to the weather service.

Other areas under the winter weather advisory, which is in effect until midnight, are Carroll, Baltimore and Montgomery counties.

Flood Warning

Eastern Howard County is also under a flood warning until 7:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, meaning flooding is imminent or already occurring.

Already by 3:30 p.m., one to two inches of rain had fallen, the weather service reported, and the Patapsco River near Elkridge was overflowing.

Streams, creeks, underpasses and other low-lying areas may flood, according to the report, which advised notifying local law enforcement agencies of flooding.


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