Another flash flood is anticipated to hit Frederick County. 

The National Weather Service issued a “hazardous weather” warning and flash flood watch for Frederick, Washington and Carroll counties. As of 4 p.m., the flood watch is in effect until 2 a.m. 

The National Weather Service has predicted showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon and evening, as well as “damaging winds.” 

Rainfall "may lead to totals exceeding 2 inches in a short period of time” and 3 to 4 inches in isolated areas, according to the advisory.  

The flash flooding is expected in small streams or urban areas with poor drainage, according to the advisory. 

People should be checking their gutters, drainage systems for any obstructions, said John Markey, director of Frederick County’s Division of Emergency Management. 

Markey said that people who are at home should not go out. 

Those who must drive tonight should stay aware of road conditions because “things could change quickly,” Markey said.  

Don’t try to drive through high water, said Dennis Dudley, director of Frederick County Department of Emergency Preparedness, a subsection of the Division of Emergency Management. 

“You don’t know there’s a road there,” Dudley said. “... The water can take the road out.” 

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