Flood Watch Issued for Alexandria for Overnight TONIGHT (9/24)

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Flooding in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - May 16, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued the following Flood Watch for Alexandria and the locations in the DMV from 6:00 PM tonight (9/24) through 6:00 AM tomorrow. A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding.

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
TONIGHT…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND NORTHERN
VIRGINIA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE
ARUNDEL…HARFORD…HOWARD…MONTGOMERY…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…
PRINCE GEORGES AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON/FALLS
CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA AND FAIRFAX.

* FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

* LOW PRESSURE APPROACHING FROM THE SOUTHERN ATLANTIC STATES WILL
BRING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE
AREA INTO THE EVENING HOURS. ONE TO TWO INCHES OF RAIN WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED BY EARLY THURSDAY.

* PERSISTENT MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL CAUSE FLOODING
OF LOW LYING AREAS…ESPECIALLY IN URBAN AREAS AND LOCATIONS
PRONE TO FRESHWATER FLOODING. NEVER CROSS ROADS THAT ARE
FLOODED. TURN AROUND DON`T DROWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

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