Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until 2AM Thursday

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Maryland, north central
  Maryland, northeast Maryland and northern Maryland, including the
  following areas: in central Maryland, Central and Southeast
  Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Northwest Howard and
  Northwest Montgomery. In north central Maryland, Carroll and
  Frederick MD. In northeast Maryland, Cecil. In northern Maryland,
  Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Southeast Harford and
  Southern Baltimore.

* Until 2 AM EDT Thursday.

* Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected tonight. Average
  rainfall amounts of one-half to one inch is expected. However,
  thunderstorms will contain very heavy rainfall with rainfall rates
  around 1 to 3 inches per hour. Localized rainfall amounts of 2 to
  4 inches are possible.

* Heavy amounts of rain in a short period of time may cause creeks
  and streams to rapidly rise out of their banks as well as the
  potential for flash-flooding in urban areas.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.