...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, and Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Frederick MD, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and Southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Eastern Loudoun, Fairfax, Northern Fauquier, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Southern Fauquier, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Western Loudoun. * From late tonight through Thursday afternoon * Rain will overspread the area this evening and overnight. The heaviest rain is expected overnight and Thursday morning. Total rainfall amounts around 1 inch are expected, with isolated higher amounts of 1.5 to 2 inches possible. * Excess runoff from a nearly frozen ground and saturated soils will cause the potential for streams and creeks to rise out of their banks as well as potential flooding in low lying urban areas. 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.
By The National Weather Service