The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for parts of the D.C. area that will be in effect until 5 a.m. on Monday.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
Keep an eye to the sky again today! Thunderstorms are expected to develop later today and tonight, which may produce heavy rains, leading to flash flooding. Isolated severe thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon and evening. Check https://t.co/t54l4ELo2o for the latest. pic.twitter.com/F3mHzOQLlm
The weather service said multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected on Sunday afternoon into Sunday night that could produce 1 to 3 inches of rain on average.
Some areas might see higher amounts.
“Flash flooding is definitely a possibility,” said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. “We will have to closely monitor the flood threat for the second half of your Sunday.”
And in Howard County, where flooding devastated Ellicott City weeks ago, officials are taking proper precautions ahead of the heavy rain and lightning expected in the county around 4 p.m. Howard County officials have paused cleanup efforts and credentialing.
Due to impending weather, CREDENTIALING at @HoCoGov George Howard Building and CLEANUP OPERATIONS along Main Street, #EllicottCityMD will END TODAY, June 10 at 3:30 p.m. We are asking those working in this area to wrap up today’s cleanup efforts immediately. #ECStrong