National Weather Service: More Rain, Floods on the Way

The National Weather Service has issued the following warning.

(Updated 3:40 p.m.)

A flood warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) Tuesday afternoon expired at 3:30 p.m..

Showers will continue to pass through the area this evening, according to NWS. Some areas may see as much as a quarter of an inch of rain by 5 p.m., but most places will see up to a tenth of an inch.


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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flood warning for parts of Maryland, including Howard and Carroll counties. 

More than 2 inches of rain has fallen in some places, according to NWS and another inch may fall before the rain subsides.

The warning was issued just after 12:30 p.m. and is in effect until 3:30 p.m. It extends to Howard, Montgomery, Carroll and Baltimore counties, according to the NWS.

Have you seen flooding in your area Tuesday? Tell us in comments.

Flooding is imminent or already has been reported in some areas, according to NWS, which writes in its warning that "stream rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected." Regardless, NWS warns people should keep an eye on small streams, highways and particularly underpasses. 

Floods are most dangerous to drivers; according to NWS, as most flood-related deaths happen in vehicles. "Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road," NWS warns. 

"When encountering flooded roads," the NWS statement reads, "Make the smart choice ... turn around ... don't drown."

Terry October 02, 2012 at 05:30 PM
Look at the bright side -in 2 mos or so this will/could be snow
Lisa Rossi (Editor) October 02, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Oh no, I did not even think of that! I love fall, but could really do without the winter.


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