Released on September 18, 2012 - 3:19pm
Sep 18

TORNADO WATCH REMAINS VALID UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR

THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

IN MARYLAND THIS WATCH INCLUDES IN CENTRAL MARYLAND

ANNE ARUNDEL, HOWARD, MONTGOMERY, PRINCE GEORGES

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ALSO ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...  THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...  MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...  NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 246 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED

  VERY HEAVY RAIN CAPABLE OF PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING. RADAR

  ESTIMATES THAT ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO 2 INCHES

  CAN BE EXPECTED. AN INCH OF RAIN MAY FALL IN AS LITTLE AS

  15 MINUTES...WHICH WILL RAPIDLY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON

  ROADWAYS. ADDITIONAL RAIN WOULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

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.
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