Special Weather Statement: Flash Flood Watch

Special Weather Statement: Flash Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service is warning about the possibility of flash flooding in Ocean City through Friday morning. Photo is of flooding from March 2018.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Ocean City from 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 11) through 5 a.m. Friday (Oct. 12). A Wind Advisory also will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Friday.

While flash flooding is a condition that typically occurs near rivers, Ocean City can experience similar conditions if heavy rain coincides with high tide. The latest forecast calls for 2 to 4 inches of rain from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning. Greater amounts are possible.

High tides on the bay side of Ocean City (at the Ninth Street Bridge) will fall at 10:24 a.m. Thursday, 10:42 p.m. Thursday and 11:08 a.m. Friday.

Wind gusts as strong as 45 to 50 mph are predicted as the remnants of Hurricane Michael pass to the south of us overnight.

Residents and guests are asked to closely monitor the forecast and weather conditions.