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JUST IN: Arlington under Flood Watch tonight

Rainy night (Flickr pool photo by Kevin Wolf)

Arlington County is now under a Flood Watch, until 6 a.m. Thursday.

The watch was issued just after 11 p.m. Storms and periods of heavy rain are expected overnight, leading to the possibility of flooding in the area.

From the National Weather Service:

1104 PM EDT Wed Mar 23 2022

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

* WHERE…Portions of DC, Maryland and northern Virginia, including the following areas: in DC, District of Columbia. In Maryland, Anne Arundel, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Howard, Prince Georges and Southern Baltimore. In northern Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Southern Fauquier and Stafford.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM EDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Rainfall rates of 1-2 inches an hour overnight may result in localized flooding of roadways.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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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