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NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Arlington and the entire D.C. metro area, beginning Friday morning. Heavy rains are expected locally as a result of Tropical Storm Andrea, possibly with two to four inches of accumulation. The watch lasts through Friday evening.

From the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN
MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…CALVERT…CARROLL…CHARLES…
HARFORD…HOWARD…MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…PRINCE
GEORGES…SOUTHERN BALTIMORE AND ST. MARYS. THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA. IN VIRGINIA…ALBEMARLE…ARLINGTON/FALLS
CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…CULPEPER…FAIRFAX…GREENE…KING
GEORGE…LOUDOUN…MADISON…NELSON…NORTHERN FAUQUIER…
ORANGE…PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK…
RAPPAHANNOCK…SOUTHERN FAUQUIER…SPOTSYLVANIA AND STAFFORD.

* FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* HEAVY RAINFALL OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED TOTALS UP TO 6
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED. EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINS MAY
LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS. THE
GREATEST IMPACT FOR HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN
10 AM AND 8 PM.

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.

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