“SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. THE MAIN THREAT IS DAMAGING WIND WITH LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES ALSO POSSIBLE. THE GREATEST RISK WILL BE BETWEEN 6 PM AND 10 PM…ESPECIALLY ACROSS VIRGINIA AND THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA.”
Earlier: Arlington and the D.C. region is under a Flash Flood Watch tonight.
Forecasters say heavy rainfall is expected and may cause localized flash flooding. The watch is in effect from 5 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday. From NWS:
* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
* THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. REPEATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE SAME AREA MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.
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.
Much of the area is in an Enhanced Severe T-storm Risk today and a Flash Flood Watch goes into effect at 5pm. pic.twitter.com/NmJgPGaUay
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) June 16, 2016