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Flash Flood Watch Issued

by ARLnow.com July 8, 2011 at 8:00 am 1,601 6 Comments

You’ll probably want to pack an umbrella this morning.

Numerous downpour-producing storms are expected to hit the Washington area this afternoon and evening. Forecasters are warning that the storms could cause flash flooding.

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT TODAY
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

* A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP INTO A VERY MOIST AND HUMID AIRMASS
FRIDAY. NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY MIDDAY
FRIDAY…AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING. RAINFALL RATES WITHIN
THESE THUNDERSTORMS MAY EXCEED 2 INCHES IN LESS THAN AN HOUR.
SEVERAL THUNDERSTORMS POTENTIALLY COULD TRACK ACROSS THE SAME
AREA…RESULTING IN FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 BE ISSUED.

  • charlie

    thank goodness it isn’t a flash mob.

    • Bluemontsince1961

      LOL!

    • Michael H.

      “We are!”

      • Michael H.

        (reference to the AT&T commercial)

  • CW

    What are you talking about, it’s sunny outsi….GURRGGLLE GURGLE BLUB BLUB SPLOOOSHHHHH…..

  • John Andre

    As of now most of the rain is over, though a couple of storms could move through later in the evening. In my neighborhood, Campbell ES recorded 0.26″ hardly a flash flood by most standards. Much of the really bad weather hit to our north and east during this phase of the system. A patch of storms near Charleston WV could hit us later tonight.

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