The National Weather Service says thunderstorms expected to move across the region.
Frederick, Md (KM). Officials with the City of Frederick say the area could be hit with flashing flooding due to storms expected to pass through the area on Thursday. They’re reminding citizens to help prevent flooding by keeping all storm drains clear. The Department of Public Works says the city has more than 5,000 storm grates, and if they are to work efficiently, any debris must be cleared away.
Motorists are also urged to be alert for high water areas, and do not attempt to cross water-covered roads. The old saying is “turn around, don’t drown.” The location of high water areas can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y59msf8a.
The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. says a line of thunderstorms is expected to move east across the region, with damaging wind gusts and possible tornadoes. The agency says the most likely scenario is the storms hitting the Potomac Highlands from mid- to late afternoon. Then they head to the Washington and Baltimore metro areas in the evening, and east of I-95 to the Chesapeake Bay 9:00 PM to midnight. The storms are expected to last from an hour or less in most areas, the Weather Service says..
A Tornado Watch is in effect from how until midnight for Frederick, Carroll, Washington, Howard and Montgomery Counties.
By Kevin McManus