LEONARDTOWN, Md. — Heavy downpours and flooding have caused some roads to close in St. Mary's County Thursday morning.
Newtown Neck Road in Leonardtown is closed due to high water, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). Bayside Road has high water and has reopened after it closed. Officials said to drive through the are of Bayside road with caution. Maddox Road and Budds Creek Road near Chaptico are also closed.
There was significant flooding seen on Baptist Church Road in Mechanicsville Road. The roadway is closed at this time due to high water, according to NWS.
LINKS: Severe Weather Alerts
As of 8 a.m., a Flash Flood Warning is issued for Charles County, Md. until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. There's also a Flood Areal Warning issued for Charles County and St. Mary's County until noon. Parts of the DC, Maryland and Virginia region, especially along and east of Interstate 95, are under a Flash Flood Watch until 8 p.m.
The Flash Flood Watch covers D.C., parts of Montgomery, Fairfax, Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Charles, Prince William, Arlington, the city of Alexandria, St. Mary's, Calvert, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George Counties. Heavy rain is possible Thursday and may lead to flooding.
Tropical moisture off the Atlantic Ocean will help saturate the atmosphere and set the stage for locally heavy rain.