A Flood Watch will be in effect starting at 6 p.m. tonight as Arlington and the D.C. area is in for a heavy dose of rain through Saturday evening.
The National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of rain is likely, raising the possibility of flooding along creeks, streams and in urban areas.
More from NWS:
A Flood Watch remains in effect this evening through Saturday afternoon for much of the area. Rainfall amounts by Sunday evening will likely range between 1.5-2.0 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. More: https://t.co/5RyZgpeTAT #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx pic.twitter.com/TOE6bTdEUd
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) December 14, 2018
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH
* From this evening through Saturday afternoon
* Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain possible. Rainfall amounts around 1 to 2 inches are most likely with locally higher amounts around 3 inches possible. Runoff from the rainfall may cause creeks and streams to rise out of their banks as well as the potential for flooding in urban areas.
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.