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Flood Watch Issued for Arlington

Arlington and much of the D.C. area will be under a Flood Watch on Saturday as the region prepares for a soaking.

The National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of rain are expected, raising the possibility of localized flooding.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH

* FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT THE WATCH AREA DURING THE DAY ON SATURDAY. TOTAL RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IS EXPECTED… WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL OCCUR ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THIS HEAVY RAIN WILL COMBINE WITH COLD AND WET SOILS TO ELEVATE THE THREAT OF FLOODING.

* STREAMS AND CREEKS MAY OVERFLOW THEIR BANKS AS A RESULT OF RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL. URBAN AREAS… ESPECIALLY WHERE PRONE TO POOR DRAINAGE… WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO MINOR FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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