STERLING, Va. (AP) -- The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC at 10:08 p.m. on Monday.
The warning is for the following river in Maryland: Willis Creek (near Cumberland affecting Allegany County). The warning is set to last from Tuesday morning until late Tuesday night and went into affect because at 9:00 p.m. Monday, the stage was 7.1 feet and rising.
Flood stage is ten feet. The National Weather Service forecasts minor flooding, to rise above ten feet by tomorrow morning and crest. If the water reaches 11 feet it will approach businesses at Motor City. The water is expected to reach 10.5 feet tomorrow afternoon, then fall below the stage.
The National Weather Service states that vehicles must be moved to higher ground and that historically, this compares to a crest of 11 feet on March 11, 2011.