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PHOTOS: Heavy storms cause major flooding in parts of mid-Atlantic Saturday evening

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.

Saturday's thunderstorms also led to power outages across Maryland with 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.

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.