BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A flash flood watch is in effect again Thursday for most of Maryland.

The watch began around 7 a.m. and is through this evening for the following areas: Washington, Frederick, Carroll, Baltimore, Montgomery, Howard, Harford and Cecil counties. It also includes Baltimore City, southern Maryland and the Eastern shore.

Slow moving thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rainfall may develop today. Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms may lead to flash flooding.

A Flash Flood Watch means that rapid rises of water and flash flooding are possible.

There was also a Flash Flood Warning for Kent and Queen Anne’s counties until 4 p.m.

Those in low lying areas and near streams should monitor water levels during heavy rain and be prepared to move to high ground quickly if flooding is observed.

Drivers should be very cautious. If you encounter a flooded road, turn around.

Heavy Rain Brings Flash Flooding To Parts Of State; Multiple People Rescued From Stranded Vehicles

On Wednesday, the alarms sounded in historic Ellicott City as heavy rain fell, alerting residents and visitors to get to higher ground. Flash flooding was also reported in other parts of Maryland, including Baltimore city.

Near the Howard-Anne Arundel County line, crews were called to rescue a driver whose vehicle was swept away by several feet of water. The driver was on the roof of the vehicle waiting to be rescued.

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