Flash flood warnings issued

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR—

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA—

CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND—

* UNTIL 145 PM EDT

* AT 1038 AM EDT—NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. RADAR ESTIMATES THAT UP TO 1 INCH OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WARNED AREA. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED. THE AREA OF HEAVY RAIN WILL SLOWLY DRIFT SOUTH OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS INTO PORTIONS OF CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THE HEAVY RAIN INCLUDE

CORAL HILLS

FORESTVILLE

KETTERING

LARGO

MARLOW HEIGHTS

SEAT PLEASANT

ANACOSTIA

KENILWORTH

DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON

US CAPITOL

GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

HOWARD UNIVERSITY

NATIONALS PARK AND RFK STADIUM.

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS—URBAN AREAS—HIGHWAYS—STREETS— UNDERPASSES AND OTHER DRAINAGE AREAS AND LOW LYING SPOTS.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE- HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES- ANNE ARUNDEL-LOUDOUN-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK- FAIRFAX-ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF—WASHINGTON—FREDERICK—WESTMINSTER— GAITHERSBURG—COLUMBIA—BALTIMORE—ANNAPOLIS—LEESBURG— MANASSAS—MANASSAS PARK—FAIRFAX—ALEXANDRIA—FALLS CHURCH 1108 AM EDT TUE JUN 10 2014

—FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT—

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF MARYLAND—THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA—INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS—IN MARYLAND—ANNE ARUNDEL—CARROLL—FREDERICK MD— HARFORD—HOWARD—MONTGOMERY—NORTHERN BALTIMORE—PRINCE GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA—ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA— FAIRFAX—LOUDOUN AND PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* HEAVY RAIN HAS ALREADY FALLEN OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA—CENTRAL MARYLAND—AND WASHINGTON DC TODAY. THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT MORE HEAVY RAIN WILL FALL WITH THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. ANY STORMS THAT FORM WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS—

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.

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