Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

While rain is expected in Baltimore city, much heavier rain and wind is anticipated on the coast to the south and east.

Elsas center will make its closest pass to Maryland Thursday night into Friday early morning. The most recent from the National Hurricane Center is that Elsa has strengthened a bit. Maximums sustained winds are up from 45 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour.

#Tornado Watch in result through 11 P.M. for Calvert, St. Marys, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties. #WJZ #MDWX #Elsa pic.twitter.com/TKmKQ5ftL5
— Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 8, 2021

A flash flood watch was provided by the NWS for Baltimore City and Cecil, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Marys and Calvert counties until 8 a.m. Friday. Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties are under a flash flood watch until 5 a.m. Friday.

St. Marys County declared a state of emergency Thursday early morning ahead of the storm. The state of emergency is a week long and will end at noon on July 13. The emergency order licenses the Commissioner President “to take such procedures as essential to take full advantage of the preservation of life and property, including the authority to need the evacuation of areas,” the county said.
The NWS anticipates peak winds to hit the area starting on Thursday night.

OCEAN CITY, Md. (WJZ)– The National Weather Service provided a Hurricane Caution for several counties along Marylands Eastern Coast as Tropical Storm Elsa moves up the Atlantic Coast.
A twister watch is in effect through 11 p.m. for Calvert, St. Marys, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester counties.READ MORE: Ocean City, Eastern Coast Prepare For Hurricane Elsa, Officials Offer Tips To Locals

Flash Flood Watch enters into result at 5 P.M. Rain from #TropicalStorm #Elsa is starting in extreme southern #Maryland. Totals of 2-3″ anticipated in southern Maryland with some locations seeing near 5″. Moderate to heavy rain over a duration of a few hours is likely to trigger flooding. pic.twitter.com/ZQSTph1TdU
— Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 8, 2021

A hurricane caution is also in effect for the Eastern Shore.

5 P.M. upgrade on #Elsa: The #TropicalStorm has actually enhanced a bit. Max sustained winds are up from 45 to 50 MPH and the center of the storms is about 125 miles WSW of Norfolk. Elsa will move over southern Maryland late tonight. pic.twitter.com/F9uuog0CNe
— Meg McNamara (@MegWJZ) July 8, 2021

Stay current with the most recent forecast by downloading the WJZ weather condition app.

Max sustained winds are up from 45 to 50 MPH and the center of the storms is about 125 miles WSW of Norfolk. ECMWF printing out some excellent winds as #ELSA climbs up the East Coast. Tropical Alerts are in location.

St. Marys County stated a state of emergency Thursday morning ahead of the storm. Optimums sustained winds are up from 45 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour.

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— Mike Hellgren (@HellgrenWJZ) July 8, 2021

ECMWF printing out some excellent winds as #ELSA goes up the East Coast. Tropical Alerts are in location. @wjz pic.twitter.com/WwLrYzo9Ge
— Chelsea Ingram (@ChelseaWeather) July 7, 2021

Some uncertainty remains concerning how far north some of Elsas rain bands and tropical-storm-force winds will reach, however for now officials feel great that areas south and east of Baltimore will capture the brunt of this storm. Parts of the lower Eastern Shore and far southern Maryland ought to prepare for tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rain and rough browse.
Wind was already getting in Ocean City Thursday afternoon.

There is a possibility for showers and thunderstorms beginning Thursday after 3 p.m. in Ocean City. The NWS stated there is an 80% possibility of heavy rain and wind in the area Thursday night into Friday, and on Friday there will likewise be a possibility for Thunderstorms.
Wind gusts might reach as high as 36 miles per hour Thursday. There is a slight opportunity for thunderstorms Friday night.

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