TRI-STATE -- The National Weather Service early Thursday canceled a flood watch that had been in effect in the Tri-State area as rainfall that has soaked the area this week has diminished.
Despite heavy rain that was pounding Hagerstown at times Wednesday night, weather forecasters were not expecting waters on the Potomac River to go above flood stage in local towns along the river Thursday or Friday.
However, water was starting to cover Md. 63 in the Broadfording area in Washington County and over Big Pool Road near Four Locks in the Clear Spring area as of 9 p.m., according to a 911 dispatcher.
Water also was flowing over Memorial Boulevard near a city shed in Hagerstown, the dispatcher said.
About eight-tenths of an inch of rain had fallen in Hagerstown Wednesday as of 9 p.m., National Weather Service spokesman Calvin Meadows said.