The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Baltimore City and Baltimore County Wednesday from noon to 11 p.m.

BALTIMORE, MD — Before slow-moving thunderstorms arrive in Maryland, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch.

Effective Wednesday afternoon through evening, the flash flood watch means conditions may develop that lead to a rapid rise in water level that can be life-threatening.

Forecasters say a cold front will stall over the Baltimore-Washington region Wednesday, bringing with it storms capable of producing 1 to 2 inches of rain with up to 4 inches possible.

Officials say flash flooding is most likely from 2 to 8 p.m., and damaging wind gusts are possible.

Since the region has not yet dried out from the past week's rain — including from Tropical Storm Isaias — National Weather Service forecasters say it will not take much to cause flash flooding. Read more at Patch