Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

Flood warnings issued for central, northeast IL

All of central Maryland is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 8 p.m., and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued for some areas throughout the day.

"Confidence is increasing with computer models, that we will see numerous severe weather warnings as we get into the afternoon commute time and early evening hours", NBC10 First Alert Weather meteorologist Erika Martin said.

The weather service said heavy showers could bring about 1 to 2 inches of rain with localized amounts measuring as high as 3 to 4 inches, which could result in flash flooding.

The threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms begins around noon, the National Weather Service says. The next chance for severe weather will be Friday, according to the weather service.

A flash flood warning is in effect for Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire, Worcester and Middlesex County through late Monday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

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The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of northwestern and northern CT on Monday.

The storm risk starts around 12 p.m. Monday. High: mid-upper 80s.

We have a chance for some wild weather later Monday the risk of severe thunderstorms, strong winds and up to 2 inches of rain. Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain.

Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour are possible and have the potential to down trees and powerlines and cause isolated structural damage, NWS said. Monday's high temperature is expected to approach 77 degrees, followed by a low of around 65 degrees Monday night.

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