Flash Flood Warning Issued
Update: Monocacy above flood stage, flood watch in effect until 4 a.m.
Update, 11:15 p.m.
The Monocacy Creek hit a water level of 4.8 feet, 0.3 feet above flood stage, at a little before 10 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service.
While a flash flood warning for the region has been lifted, the weather service has kept a flood warning in effect until 4 a.m. The Monocacy is expected to fall back below flood stage sometime Thursday morning.
A cluster of showers and heavy thunderstorms was expected to create conditions that could create flooding to flood-prone areas including small streams, such as the Monocacy Creek, which has overspilled its banks no less than three times since the beginning of August.
The forecast calls for no less than a half inch of rain overnight and more rain is expected on Thursday. A flash flood watch will remain in effect through Thursday afternoon.