The National Weather service has issued a Flash Flood Watch which will remain in effect through this evening. Following is the information issued by the National Weather Service at 8:18am on Friday, September 23, 2011:
* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND...THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND VIRGINIA...
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN MARYLAND...ANNE ARUNDEL...
HOWARD...MONTGOMERY...NORTHERN BALTIMORE...PRINCE GEORGES (LAUREL AREA)... SOUTHERN BALTIMORE AND ST. MARYS. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN VIRGINIA...ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA ...FAIRFAX...KING GEORGE...LOUDOUN...PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/ MANASSAS PARK AND STAFFORD.
* THROUGH THIS EVENING
* PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND EARLY THIS
EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED.
LOCALIZED RAINFALL AMOUNTS OVER FOUR INCHES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
IN BANDS OF HEAVIER RAINFALL. THE BEST CHANCE FOR THE HEAVIEST
RAIN WILL BE NEAR AND EAST OF THE I-95 CORRIDOR.
* RAINFALL AMOUNTS AROUND 2 INCHES IN 3 HOURS LIKELY WOULD BE
ENOUGH TO TRIGGER FLASH FLOODING.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.