Rain puts waterways close to jumping banks
For the second time this month, area rivers and creeks are threatening to jump their banks even though rain was expected to taper off by early this morning.
The National Weather Service posted a flood watch Tuesday afternoon for some points on the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.
Forecasters are expecting scattered showers the rest of the week. But amounts won't be enough to cause any more flooding, said Richard Hitchens, National Weather Service meteorologist.
"The best part of the storm is moving away," he said.
There were no reports of roads closed in the Tri-State area Tuesday night.
According to the National Weather Service, the level of the Potomac River at Hancock was 8.5 feet Tuesday night. Flood stage there is 30 feet.