NWS Issues Flood Watch for Montgomery County
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Montgomery County from 4 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday, August 18.
According to the NWS, thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected today and tonight. Rainfall rates of one to two inches per hour are possible.
Flash flooding may occur on small streams, creeks and urban areas.
Residents and motorists are reminded that flash flooding is a dangerous situation. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.
Flash Flood Watch from 4pm this afternoon to 3am tonight. Slight Risk of Severe Tstms over eastern portions. pic.twitter.com/qdZKEKwv8B
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 17, 2016
— MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) August 17, 2016