Flood Watch Issued for Alexandria, Virginia Overnight Tonight

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Flooding in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - April 30, 2014
April normally brings showers but, to Alexandria, Virginia, that often means flooding (see photos at this link). The long-discussed Waterfront Plan hopes to fix this problem.

The National Weather Service has issued the following Flood Watch for Alexandria and other locations in the DMV from 7:00 PM today (04/19) through 10:00 AM tomorrow (04/20). A flood watch means there is the potential for flooding.

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXPANDED
THE

* FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF MARYLAND…THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA…NORTHERN VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN MARYLAND…ANNE ARUNDEL…
CARROLL…CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD…CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…FREDERICK MD…NORTHERN BALTIMORE…
NORTHWEST HARFORD…NORTHWEST HOWARD…NORTHWEST MONTGOMERY…
PRINCE GEORGES…SOUTHEAST HARFORD AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON/FALLS
CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA…EASTERN LOUDOUN…FAIRFAX…PRINCE
WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK AND WESTERN LOUDOUN. IN
NORTHEAST WEST VIRGINIA…JEFFERSON.

* FROM 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

* MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION THIS
EVENING THROUGH TONIGHT…ENDING BY THE MIDDLE MORNING FOR THE
BALTIMORE METRO AREA. RAINFALL TOTALS AROUND ONE AND A HALF
INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE GREATER BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON
METRO AREA. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE… ESPECIALLY
ALONG AND IMMEDIATELY EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE/CATOCTIN MOUNTAIN.

* EXPECT SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS TO RISE…POSSIBLY OVERFLOWING
THEIR BANKS. IN ADDITION…FLOODING MAY OCCUR IN LOW LYING AND
POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

PLEASE 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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