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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Arlington

Update at 3:35 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Flash Flood Warning have been issued.

In addition to a Heat Advisory and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Arlington, D.C. and surrounding area are also now under a Flash Flood Watch.

The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. The National Weather Service says storms packing torrential rains may cause localized flooding.

More from NWS:

136 PM EDT WED JUL 22 2020

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH…

* UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING

* THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL OF 1 TO 3 INCHES MAY FALL WITHIN AN HOUR, RESULTING IN LOCALIZED 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.

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