The weather outlook is not great over the next 24 hours for Carroll and Howard Counties (the areas I write about). Here is information from the National Weather Service Baltimore-Washington:
The remnants of Ida will impact the region late tonight through late Wednesday night. Instances of flash flooding and river flooding are likely. Severe storms capable of producing tornadoes and damaging winds are possible. For the latest: http://weather.gov/lwx
The forecast for Wednesday and Thursday: https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-76.92358732223512&lat=39.460935424822935#.YS9BitNKiEs
Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 2pm. Some storms could be severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 76. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Wednesday Night: Showers, mainly before 11pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 60. North wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 74. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54. North wind 6 to 9 mph.
Detail on the Tornado Watch and Flash Flood Watch: https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=MDZ005&warncounty=MDC013&firewxzone=MDZ005&local_place1=3%20Miles%20SW%20Finksburg%20MD&product1=Tornado+Watch&lat=39.4609&lon=-76.9236#.YS9CJNNKiEs
Areas: Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore-Northwest Montgomery-Northwest Howard-Northwest Harford-Augusta- Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-Warren-Clarke Nelson- Albemarle-Greene-Madison-Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper- Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Hampshire-Morgan-Berkeley-Jefferson- Hardy-
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of eastern West Virginia, northern and central Virginia, and central and western Maryland.
.DAY ONE…Rest of Tonight
A Tornado Watch is in effect for portions of Northern Virginia and Central Maryland until 8 AM.
Isolated instances of flooding are also possible east of the Blue Ridge.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for locations west of the Blue Ridge and Catoctin Mountains tonight.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Tuesday
A Flash Flood Watch continues for locations west of the Blue Ridge and Catoctin Mountains through late Wednesday night. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for central Maryland and north-central Virginia from Wednesday morning through early Thursday morning. Heavy tropical rainfall could result in considerable flash flooding. River flooding is also possible, which could continue through the end of the week.
Scattered damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are possible with thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening.
A River Flood Watch is in effect for several river basins in
parts of western and northern Maryland and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia starting Thursday morning.
Good Twitter accounts to follow for updates today include:
Maryland Emergency Management Agency: https://twitter.com/MDMEMA
NWS Baltimore-Washington: https://twitter.com/NWS_BaltWash
This seems fitting for today: