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JUST IN: Flood and severe thunderstorm watches issued for Arlington

Around Rosslyn before the rain (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) A wet and wild afternoon and evening could be on tap as heavy rain and storms packing strong winds move into the area.

Both a Flood Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch have now been issued for Arlington, D.C. and other parts of the region.

The National Weather Service issued the storm watch around 1:35 p.m. It will remain in effect until 9 p.m.

The Flood Watch for  was issued just after 10 a.m. and is in effect from 3 p.m. to midnight.

From NWS:

1003 AM EDT Wed Jun 22 2022

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.

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

* WHEN…From 3 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected later this afternoon into the evening. Given a very warm and moist air mass, these will produce some very heavy rainfall at times. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible within the span of a couple of hours, with locally higher amounts possible.
– 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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