The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for the Washington Metropolitan Area from 5 p.m. through midnight Monday. A slow-moving cold front will trigger storms in the area possibly starting around 4 p.m.
The weather service also warns thunderstorms and strong winds will accompany the front which might include a small tornado. The forecast for Tuesday looks brighter with clearing skies and a high temperature of 78 degrees.
Flash floods can come quickly and w/o warning during times of excessive rainfall. According to @NOAA, it takes 12 inches of rushing water to strand a small car, & 24 inches of fast flowing water can carry away most vehicles. Turn around and don't drown. It could save lives. https://t.co/3Y911ZD1NR
— MD State Police (@MDSP) September 12, 2022