Rain and thunderstorms moved through the mid-Atlantic on Saturday with downpours leading to major flooding in some communities.
Baltimore was one of the hardest hit areas across the region with radar-estimated rainfall of 4 inches just west of the city.
This led to numerous water rescues which prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood emergency.
Rain was so heavy in Ellicott City, Maryland that some roads turned to rivers.
#Video shows some heavy #Flooding in #ellicottcity outside #Baltimore after heavy downpour pic.twitter.com/2ylh8x1BSZ— Liz McKernan (@LizMcKernan) July 31, 2016
Wow! Major #flooding in Ellicott City MD. Photos from Scott Weaver pic.twitter.com/QuZE6BLcfG— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) July 31, 2016
Feeling fortunate tonight: trapped for a while in a restaurant here in town as floods overtook town. #HoCoMD pic.twitter.com/AL3pTx1XKe— Amanda Loudin (@MissZippy1) July 31, 2016
Flash Flood EMERGENCY for Howard & SW Baltimore Counties! Severe flooding ongoing! Please seek higher ground if you are in those areas!— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) July 31, 2016
Currently @ Ledos pic.twitter.com/OJJCL9jqkD— Mary Arsenault (@maryfartsenault) July 31, 2016
Saturday's thunderstorms also led to power outages across Maryland with Maryland.gov reporting over 13,000 customer outages across the state, may of which being in or just west of Baltimore.
The flooding rain was not limited to just the Baltimore area with major flooding occurring in New Jersey.
Flooding unlike any I've ever seen in #PrincetonJunction. pic.twitter.com/tfclec7X3B— Robert Moses (@RobertMosesFox5) July 30, 2016
More rain and thunderstorms are forecast to move through on Sunday, but are not expected to bring as much rainfall as the rain and thunderstorms on Saturday.