Delta made landfall Friday evening as a category 2 hurricane near Creole, Louisiana. Tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain continue in its path as it moves over northeastern Louisiana. It is continuing to weaken as is travels northeastward. Just because it is falling apart rather quickly, folks across Maryland have to pay close attention as the remnants from Delta inch closer and closer. It is expected to weaken to a Tropical Depression later today and eventually a remnant low Sunday morning.
Get the rain gear ready! The rain will start to push into Maryland from the southwest around lunchtime on Sunday. Expect a steady shield of rain to blanket Maryland throughout Sunday afternoon and evening. A few rumbles of thunder may be heard as well. Rain will linger into Monday, making for a soggy start to the work week. Computer models show rain tapering off into early Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon through much of Thursday looks to be rain-free!
Both the Baron and EURO computer models are pretty much in agreement in terms of precipitation values. When it's all said and done, total rainfall amounts may range anywhere from 1-2" with localized amounts of 3"+ possible through Monday evening. Higher totals look more focused across central and western Maryland. Localized flooding cannot be ruled out around low-lying and poor drainage areas. We will continue to monitor!