The storm system expected to hit the area could bring up to three inches of rain.
The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for the region
* Through Saturday afternoon
* Low pressure will develop over the Mid Atlantic today and move
slowly off the coast through Saturday. This system will have
the potential to bring 3 inches or more of rain to the region
through Saturday afternoon. Thunderstorms could cause locally
higher rainfall amounts.
* Heavy rainfall may result in rapid rises in streams and
creeks. This could quickly result in flooding…especially in
low lying and poor drainage areas.
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.
Areas covered by the Flash Flood Watch include Frederick, Washington, Howard and Montgomery Counties in Maryland; Loudon County, Virginia; and Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties in West Virginia.
By the National Weather Service