Tropical Storm Warning along East Coast. Here’s what it means for Maryland


Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued along the East Coast, including parts of Maryland, ahead of Tropical Storm Ophelia.

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Worcester, Somerset, Wicomico, Dorchester, Calvert and St. Mary’s counties from Friday morning until further notice. 

The storm made landfall in North Carolina on Saturday morning. The storm will weaken by the time it reaches Maryland Saturday evening into Sunday.

According to our First Alert Weather Team, expect winds to pick up, especially near Southern Chesapeake Bay with gusts between 20-40 mph.

For the rest of Maryland, expect heavy rainfall and gusty winds through Sunday morning. There will be high surf and coastal flooding at the beaches.

Rainfall totals will range from 1 to 3″ across the area from west to east with emphasis on The Eastern Shore.   

Rain will taper off on Sunday and be spotty by the time the Ravens kick off at 1 p.m.

Source: CBS News