TRI-STATE -- The Potomac River passed flood stage Tuesday in Paw Paw, W.Va., but it is too early to tell whether the levels elsewhere will stay below that stage as more rain hits the area, a weather official said.
A frontal system is currently stalled over the region, which is triggering "batches of precipitation," National Weather Service spokesman Calvin Meadows said Tuesday afternoon.
The system could dump another 1 1/2 inches of rain on the Washington County area by Thursday afternoon, Meadows said.
Water levels on the Potomac were cresting Tuesday in some local areas but levels at some towns were expected to rise again this week.
In Paw Paw, the Potomac River spilled over flood stage at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday when the river reached 25.94 feet, Meadows said. Flood stage in Paw Paw is 25 feet.