Flash Flood Watch to Start at 2 P.M. and Last Until Midnight

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch beginning at 2 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms could produce flooding over the next 24 hours, the weather service said. Torrential rainfall may lead to totals exceeding 2 inches in a short period of time. This may cause flash flooding of small streams and other poor drainage urban areas.

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The watch includes the District of Columbia, Washington, Frederick and Carroll, Baltimore, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Howard, and Harford counties in Maryland, as well as Prince William, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties, as well as the municipalities of Manassas, Manassas Park, Falls Church and Alexandria.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings are issued.

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