The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the following areas until 12:15 a.m.:
- The District of Columbia
- Eastern Carroll County
- Howard County
- Eastern Montgomery County
- Western Anne Arundel County
- Northwestern Calvert County
- King George County
- Eastern Stafford County
- City of Alexandria
- City of Fairfax
- City of Falls Church
- Arlington County
- Southeastern Prince William County
- Fairfax County
- Baltimore County
- Harford County
- Baltimore City
- Charles County
- Northwestern St. Mary's County
The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole continue to push up the East Coast, according to NBC4 chief meteorologist Doug Kammerer. After the first round of storms moved through the area during the day Thursday, Round 2 entered the area Thursday evening.
If the large plume of tropical moisture coming up the coast moves far enough inland, it could be a severe weather threat, Kammerer said. Extremely heavy rain is likely in parts of the area. The highest risk will be from I-95 and east.
Kammerer said there is a chance for another 2-4 inches of rain, with some areas seeing higher amounts.
When all is said and done, some parts of the region could see more than 10 inches of rain from both systems.
As of 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Leonardtown, Md., had already reported 7.28 inches of rain, and that increased to more than 9 inches by Thursday afternoon. As of 11 a.m., Annapolis had recorded nearly 7 inches.
A flash flood warning has been extended for Anne Arundel, Calvert and St. Mary's counties until 10:30 p.m.
Flash flood watches and coastal flood watches have been issued through Thursday. A flood watch has been extended until 6 a.m. Friday.
Kammerer said the rain will continue until early Friday morning. But after the system blows through, the area should see dry, cool weather through the weekend and into next week.
But until then, keep those umbrellas handy and try to stay dry. And don't try to drive through high water areas. Turn around, don't drown!
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