Showers to the south and west pushed through the Baltimore area Monday morning with rounds of rain expected to continue through early evening.

Forecasters on Monday said thunderstorms across the Baltimore metro area and other parts of northeast Maryland could cause flooding. With the showers came heavy downpours, frequent lightning and gusty winds.

The National Weather Service predicted the chances of showers and thunderstorms will increase heading into the afternoon and evening.

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Impacting temperatures, the showers will keep the area slightly cooler through the afternoon. Patchy fog is also possible in locations that have recently received rain, but is expected to dissipate. Highs are expected in the lower- to middle-80s across the state.

Monday won’t be a wash in total, but rain may impact commutes and afternoon plans. Car accidents were reported throughout the area Monday morning.

Tonight, rain is expected to taper off and leave muggy conditions behind. Fog may be an issue for the Tuesday morning commute.

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