Reston Under a Flood Watch Wednesday

Rain/Credit: Bahmad Farzad via FlickrMelting snow plus heavy rain could equal a big mess for Reston and the rest of Northern Virginia on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch beginning at noon Wednesday through late Wednesday night for most of the Washington, DC area.

From the NWS:

… FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON EST TODAY THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

* THE COMBINATION OF MELTING SNOW AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN COULD RESULT IN FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS AND STREAMS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN ONE HALF AND ONE INCH… WITH ISOLATED SPOTS BETWEEN ONE AND TWO INCHES POSSIBLE.

* IN ADDITION… ICE MAY BE ON SOME OF THE SMALL STREAMS WHICH COULD ENHANCE THE FLOODING POTENTIAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Photo: Rain/Credit: Bahmad Farzad via Flickr

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