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Flash Flood Watch Issued in Alexandria Area Saturday

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the D.C. Metro area including Alexandria, Virginia TONIGHT (Saturday, May 4, 2019) from 8:00 p.m. through 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

NWS says widespread showers will develop this evening along with possible thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall is expected. Average rainfall amounts will be between 1 and 3 inches with locally higher amounts around 4 inches possible. Heavy rainfall in short periods of time may cause creeks and streams to rapidly rise out of their banks along with the potential for flash flooding in urban areas.

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