A cold front will be accompanied by slow-moving storms Thursday that may lead to flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

A flash flood watch is in effect Thursday afternoon and evening for parts of Maryland.

During a flash flood watch, conditions may develop leading to flash flooding.

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Slow-moving thunderstorms may cause flash flooding in Maryland Thursday, according to forecasters. Officials say the precipitation accompanies a cold front.

In a three to six-hour period, forecasters advise storms may drop 2 to 4 inches of rain, leading to flash flooding, which is a rapid rise in water level that can be life-threatening. Streams, creeks, and urban areas are particularly prone to flash flooding, officials say.

The flash flood watch is in effect from noon to midnight, according to the National Weather Service. Read more at Patch