CheBayOFSThe coastal storm should hold the rain near and south of Ocean City most of the day. Rain is not the issue for us with this storm through. The push of easterly wind, helping to drag the tide in farther onshore and up the Chesapeake Bay is. Maryland has more shoreline than any state in the nation, when you consider all of the tributaries. There are two areas of focus with a storm like this which is moderate not major. This post is about the Chesapeake Bay water levels in Maryland. A Coastal Flood Warning goes into effect at 10 AM for extreme southern Maryland, but animation forecast tracking high water through the bay shows the delay of the high tide. Also see the latest on waves and tides for Ocean City on the Atlantic side.

The Coastal Flood Warning includes: Solomons Island, Point Lookout, Colton Point, and Piney Point. These low lying areas could get moderate shoreline inundation this afternoon according to the National Weather Service. Track this water level animation and below see tide charts up the Chesapeake Bay through the weekend.

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Water levels will be at their highest within a few hours before and after high tide. Here are select locations on the Chesapeake from south to north starting with the great impact.  Note: Water levels will be higher on the western shore due to the wind sloshing ‘from’ the east.

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Update for Ocean City/Atlantic

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