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NWS: Flash Flood Watch for Reston Thursday Afternoon

by Karen Goff — August 20, 2015 at 8:11 am 0

National Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service has issues a flash flood watch for the this afternoon.

The advisory covers virtually of the Washington, D.C., area, including Fairfax County and Reston.

From the NWS:

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING

WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL CROSS THE AREA TONIGHT.

RAINFALL OF ONE TO TWO INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AN HOUR. THESE RATES COULD RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING…PARTICULARLY IN URBANIZED AREAS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

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