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River Flood Watches Issued for Potomac River; Moderate Flooding Possible

The National Weather Service in Baltimore/Washington has issued River Flood Watches for the Potomac River in Four Different Locations in anticipation of the heavy rain forecast to begin Thursday Night.
HAGERSTOWN, MD (WHAG) - In anticipation of the heavy rainfall on the way to the area, the National Weather Service has issued River Flood Watches for the Potomac River in four different locations starting Thursday Night...

Location 1: Potomac River at Williamsport affecting Washington County, MD and Berkeley County, WV
Flood State: 23.0 Feet
River Forecast: Moderate Flooding is possible - River going above 25.0 feet into Early Saturday before beginning to receed.

Location 2: Potomac River at Harpers Ferry affecting Washington County, MD and Jefferson County, WV
Flood Stage: 18.0 Feet
River Forecast: Minor Flooding is possible - River going slightly above 18.0 feet late Friday into Early Saturday before receeding.

Location 3: Potomac River at Point of Rocks affecting Frederick County, MD and Loudoun County, VA
Flood Stage: 16.0 Feet
River Forecast: Moderate Flooding is possible - River going to 23.5 feet into Early Saturday before beginning to receed. Major flood stage for the Potomac River at Point of Rocks begins at 25.0 feet.

Location 4: Potomac River at Little Falls affecting Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, VA and Montgomery County, MD
Flood Stage: 10.0 Feet
River Forecast: Minor flooding is possible - River going slightly above 10.0 feet into Early Saturday before beginning to receed.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire viewing area through Friday Afternoon/Evening, as we are anticipating 2-4" of rain to fall across the region, starting this afternoon and lasting overnight into the first half of Friday.

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