... Flash Flood Watch in effect into Friday morning...
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has expanded
* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of western Maryland and
eastern West Virginia... including the following areas... in
western Maryland... extreme western Allegany. In eastern West
Virginia... eastern Grant... western Grant and western Mineral.
* Into Friday morning
* a powerful low pressure system over the Midwest will bring
periods of heavy rain to our area tonight through Thursday
* Widespread rainfall amounts of 4 to 8 inches are expected.
Localized higher amounts are possible.
These next few days will be a dangerous time... requiring more
than the usual awareness... planning and preparations.
If you are near streams or drainage ditches... keep an eye on them
and be ready to quickly seek higher ground. Water may rise
Clear out storm drains.
Those prone to basement flooding should prepare. Communities
prone to flooding should prepare.
Continue to check in on the forecast for updates.
Warnings will be issued for areas where flooding is imminent.
Ensure you get warnings from the National Weather Service through
your Mobile phone and or NOAA Weather Radio.
Be prepared to take action if a warning is issued for where you
are or if flooding is observed.
Ensure your kids dont play near flood waters.
Remember if you come across water crossing a Road... turn around