Flash Flood Watch for Reston Friday Into Saturday

by RestonNow.com June 26, 2015 at 3:00 pm 4 Comments

National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Reston, Northern Virginia and the entire Washington, DC, region from late Friday night to Saturday night.

Forecasters say heavy rains will develop Friday night in the Shenandoah Valley and spread northeast across the rest of the area.

From the NWS:

SATURDAY MORNING. RAINS…HEAVY AT TIMES WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY EVENING WITH ONE TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN LIKELY BY THE TIME A COLD FRONT CLEARS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT.

POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FLASH FLOODING TO OCCUR ON SMALL STREAMS…CREEKS AND URBAN AREAS. SIGNIFICANT RISES ARE ALSO LIKELY ON MAIN STEM RIVERS SUCH AS THE POTOMAC.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

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