Flash Flood Watch For Reston Tuesday Afternoon

National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 2 p.m. Tuesday to late Tuesday night for Reston, Northern Virginia and most of the Washington, DC area.

From the NWS:

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP LATE TODAY INTO TONIGHT. THESE STORMS WILL BE SLOW MOVING AND CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AN HOUR. WITH SATURATED GROUND…THESE RATES COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.

SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN AREAS WILL BE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO
RAPID RISES OF WATER ONTO NORMALLY DRY AREAS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING.

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