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JUST IN: Flash Flood Watch Issued for Arlington

A rainy night and morning are on tap for Arlington, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch.

D.C., Alexandria and points north and west are also included in the watch.

More from NWS:

146 PM EDT WED SEP 22 2021

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF DC, MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS: IN DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN MARYLAND, CARROLL, CECIL, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY, NORTHERN BALTIMORE, NORTHWEST HARFORD, NORTHWEST HOWARD, NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY, SOUTHEAST HARFORD AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA, EASTERN LOUDOUN AND FAIRFAX.

* FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON. THE MOST WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN IS MOST LIKELY LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED, WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF UP TO 4 INCHES POSSIBLE. HEAVY RAIN FALLING OVER INCREASINGLY SATURATED GROUND MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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