NWS anticipates 1 to 2 inches of rainfall — possibly up to 3 inches.
NWS encourages locals to monitor later forecasts and to stay alert for possible Flood Warnings.
Residents should prepare to take action if they live in areas prone to flooding.
More from the National Weather Service:
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of
Columbia, and Virginia, including the following areas, in
Maryland, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Carroll, Central and
Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles,
Frederick MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest
Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast
Harford, Southern Baltimore, and St. Marys. The District of
Columbia. In Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria, Culpeper, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Greene,
King George, Madison, Nelson, Northern Fauquier, Orange,
Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Southern
Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Western Loudoun.
* From Friday evening through Saturday afternoon
* Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain possible.
Rainfall amounts around 1 to 2 inches are most likely with
locally higher amounts around 3 inches possible. Runoff from the
rainfall may cause creeks and streams to rise out of their
banks as well as the potential for flooding in urban areas.
Heads up! With all of the rain in the forecast the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire area from 6PM Friday until 6PM Saturday. We will have rain arriving later tomorrow and continuing at times through the weekend w/1-2" total pic.twitter.com/BMwXGIOwS3
— Amelia Draper (@amelia_draper) December 13, 2018
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