Maryland Coastal Flooding Possible Wednesday and Thursday

Posted on March 6, 2013


Light rain falling in West Ocean City at midnight Wednesday morning.

Strong winds associated with Winter Storm Saturn are expected to push water toward Ocean City, Maryland, all day Wednesday and into Thursday. Winds will be coming straight out of the east on Wednesday and then continuing from the north/northeast as the storm moves up the East Coast.

Light to moderate coastal flooding is possible. High tides at Ocean City will be about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and 3 a.m. Thursday morning. The beach and dune line at Ocean City are in good condition to withstand this new storm, despite some erosion suffered from Hurricane Sandy.

Significant snow accumulation is possible in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas and across the Chesapeake Bay  on parts of the Eastern Shore before the storm moves northeast and targets Boston with possibly another foot of snow.

Here on the Lower Eastern Shore, Worcester County specifically, it’s possible we could see a little snow. But I doubt it. Probably we’ll get mostly rain and wind.

— John Hayden

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