National Weather Service issues flash flood watch across Maryland
By Jennifer Turiano
Carroll County Times|
Dec 20, 2018 | 5:15 PM
More heavy rain is expected over much of Maryland heading into the weekend as the wettest year on record continues.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, for all of the state except extreme Western Maryland and parts of the lower Eastern Shore, and scheduled to last through 6 p.m. Friday.
“The rain has been relentless this year and late December appears to be no exception,” said Maryland Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Russ Strickland. “Even as we prepare for the upcoming holidays, take some time to follow local weather forecasts and remember to use common sense when travelling.”
MEMA sent an email notice Thursday warning of high streams and rivers with saturated ground surrounding them from rain last week.
NWS predicts 1 to 2 inches of rain across most of the state, with isolated pockets of 3 inches or more.
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