Risk for flooding Wednesday

Katie Ramirez
August 17, 2018

That's because the more days it rains, there's less of a chance of the increasingly saturated ground being able to soak up that rain.

It also issued a flood warning for Maryland's Frederick County until 11 p.m. and flood warnings for Anne Arundel, St. Mary's, Calvert, Prince George's and Charles counties until midnight.

The cold front heads to the east and the weather is expected to dry out for Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of the area under a Slight Risk designation for this period.

As for Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, "any decaying storms approaching from the west this evening will have a hard time moving east. can not rule out showers, though, in those areas", forecasters said. Highs will be in the 80s and 90s with lows in the 70s. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly. As we heat up a bit, showers and thunderstorms should becoming more abundant into the afternoon. As much as two to four inches of rain can fall in parts of the area during the next 48 hours.

Tuesday: Gray with showers and storms.

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Prince William fire and rescue officials reported nine people were rescued from flood waters on Saturday.

Motorists who encounter flooded roads should turn around, as most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Shuttle bus service will be available.

Southeastern Tuolumne County in northern California.

Across Palm Beach County on Sunday, more than 12,000 Florida Power and Light customers temporarily lost electricity because of severe storms. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

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