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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT : Flood Watch – CANCELED

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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
305 PM EDT THU MAY 15 2008

HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-ANNE ARUNDEL-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-HIGHLAND-
AUGUSTA-ROCKINGHAM-SHENANDOAH-PAGE-WARREN-NELSONALBEMARLE-GREENE-
MADISON-RAPPAHANNOCK-FAUQUIER-ORANGE-CULPEPER-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-PENDLETON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…COLUMBIA…BALTIMORE…ANNAPOLIS…
ST MARYS CITY…STAUNTON…WAYNESBORO…HARRISONBURG…
FRONT ROYAL…CHARLOTTESVILLE…WASHINGTON…CULPEPER…
FREDERICKSBURG
305 PM EDT THU MAY 15 2008

* FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

LOW PRESSURE OVER THE TENNESSEE VALLEY WILL TRACK NORTHEAST THIS
EVENING. STEADY RAIN FROM THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ACROSS
THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS AND SHENANDOAH VALLEY BY 9 PM…WITH STEADY
RAIN MOVING INTO CENTRAL MARYLAND CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT. THE PERIOD
OF HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 2 AM AND 8 AM.

RAINFALL FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL BE NOWHERE NEAR AS HEAVY AS FROM
THE STORMS THAT IMPACTED THE DC AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
MORNING. HOWEVER…BECAUSE OF RECENT HEAVY RAINS IT WILL NOT
REQUIRE MUCH IN THE WAY OF ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION TO CAUSE
FLOODING. ACROSS THE WATCH AREA…1 TO 2 INCHES OF RAINFALL IS
EXPECTED.

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.