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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 , 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.

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