Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Md. Thurs. Afternoon

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 17, 2018

Up to four inches could fall in localized areas, and water levels are already at high levels from recent rain.

The Flood Watch for the Sun River has been bumped to a Flood Warning due to increased water levels.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Pittsburgh region starting Tuesday afternoon, when the first of several strong rainstorms is expected to rapidly roll through.

Flood stage is 19.5 feet.

A state of emergency is in effect in Frederick County after a storm on Tuesday caused severe flooding.

The National Weather Service is calling for about 4 inches of additional rainfall in D.C. through Saturday afternoon.

"Wednesday and Thursday don't look so bad".

He did not anticipate river flooding to be an issue this week.

Friday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 69 and a 50 percent chance of showers after noon. We will have to watch flood-prone spots (low-lying/poor drainage areas), as well as streams and creeks.

The Schuylkill is forecast to come within a half foot of flood stage at both Philadelphia and Norristown.

Amanda Bowen, a meteorologist at the weather service, said the flooding could last for a few days to a few weeks.

12 inches of water can float a small vehicle.

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