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Flash Flood Watch Issued for Alexandria Until Midnight Tonight (7/10)

Flooding in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia April 30, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued the following Flash Flood Watch for Alexandria and the locations in the DMV through 12:00 AM on July 10.

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT 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...CHARLES...HARFORD...
  HOWARD...MONTGOMERY...NORTHERN BALTIMORE...PRINCE GEORGES AND
  SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN
  VIRGINIA...ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA...FAIRFAX AND
  PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK.

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT

* SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY OVER THE AREA
  THROUGH THIS EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED IN THE
  STRONGER STORMS WITH RAINFALL RATES IN EXCESS OF 2 INCHES PER
  HOUR.

* IN TARGETED AREAS THAT RECEIVE HEAVY DOWNPOURS FOR LONGER THAN
  30 MINUTES...FLASH FLOODING MAY BEGIN QUICKLY. BE AWARE OF LOW
  AREAS THAT MAY FLOOD. NEVER CROSS ROADS THAT ARE FLOODED. TURN
  AROUND DON`T DROWN.

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.
Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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