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D.C. Under Flash Flood Watch, Storms Expected Tonight

by Tim Regan — June 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm 0

D.C. residents should prepare for more storms and possible flooding tonight.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, warning that downpours may lead to flash flooding in urban areas.

The first round of storms that rolled through the city shortly after 4 p.m. have already caused a few disturbances. At 4:48 p.m., the D.C. Police Department reported wires down at Adams Mill Road and Harvard Street NW.

From the NWS:

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…MD…THE THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…
VIRGINIA AND WEST VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…
IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…CARROLL…CHARLES…FREDERICK…
NORTHERN BALTIMORE…PRINCE GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. IN
MD…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST
MONTGOMERY…NORTHWEST HARFORD…NORTHWEST HOWARD…NORTHWEST
MONTGOMERY AND SOUTHEAST HARFORD. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN
VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…CLARKE…
CULPEPER…EASTERN LOUDOUN…FAIRFAX…FREDERICK…GREENE…
MADISON…NORTHERN FAUQUIER…NORTHERN VA BLUE RIDGE…
ORANGE…PAGE…PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK…
RAPPAHANNOCK…ROCKINGHAM…SHENANDOAH…SOUTHERN FAUQUIER…
SPOTSYLVANIA…STAFFORD…WARREN AND WESTERN LOUDOUN. IN WEST
VIRGINIA…HAMPSHIRE…HARDY AND JEFFERSON.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE THROUGH THIS
EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THROUGH LATE TONIGHT. SOME OF THE
STORMS WILL CONTAIN TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLASH
FLOODING. AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS BETWEEN ONE TO TWO INCHES ARE
EXPECTED…BUT LOCALIZED AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF THREE INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE IN HEAVIER THUNDERSTORMS. RAINFALL RATES AROUND ONE TO
TWO INCHES PER HOUR ARE EXPECTED IN HEAVIER THUNDERSTORMS.
RECENT RAINFALL HAS SATURATED SOILS WHICH WILL ALSO INCREASE THE
THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING DURING THIS TIME.

* HEAVY RAINFALL IN SHORT PERIODS OF TIME MAY CAUSE RAPID RISES
ON CREEKS AND STREAMS AS WELL AS FLASH FLOODING IN URBAN
AREAS.

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