FLASH FLOOD WATCH
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
451 AM EDT Tue Jul 24 2018
…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON…
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for
* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and
panhandle West Virginia, including the following areas, in
Maryland, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and
Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles,
Frederick MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest
Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast
Harford, Southern Baltimore, St. Marys, and Washington. The
District of Columbia. In Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria, Augusta, Central Virginia Blue Ridge,
Clarke, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick VA,
Greene, King George, Madison, Nelson, Northern Fauquier,
Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, Orange, Page, Prince
William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Rockingham,
Shenandoah, Southern Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren,
and Western Loudoun. In panhandle West Virginia, Berkeley,
Jefferson, and Morgan.
* Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage
and intensity early today. This pattern will remain in place
through Wednesday, with multiple rounds of torrential rainfall
possible. Given saturated soil from this weekend’s rainfall,
repetitive heavy rain may result in flash flooding.
* Urban areas, locations along small streams and creeks, and
poor drainage areas are most vulnerable to flash flooding.
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.