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Heavy rains prompt flood watches, warnings

Flood warnings issued for parts of the carolinas Heavy rains prompt flood watches, warnings
Cristina Norman | 17 May, 2018, 03:14

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of Maryland starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday and running until 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Showers likely will remain in the forecast into the weekend, with the wet weather likely on Saturday and the potential for more showers on Sunday (50 percent) and again Monday (60 percent).

Many roads were flooded, the weather service said. Lowland and agricultural land throughout the county also experienced flooding. Some drivers ignored the warnings and drove through the water anyways.

Heavy rains prompt flood watches, warnings

Minor flooding is occurring on the Similkameen River near Nighthawk, and major flooding is forecast for later in the week.

As of 10:30 p.m., the weather service said heavy rain in the county caused flooding, with reports of up to 6 inches of rain in some areas. A flood advisory continues through Thursday for the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook, affecting Will County.

Over in northern Idaho, Lake Pend Oreille (pawn'-duh-ray) is expected to reach flood stage on Thursday.

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