Thursday, May 27, 2010
Flash Flood Watch Today
Flash Flood Watch
Expires 4:00 AM EDT on May 28, 2010
Statement as of 8:50 AM EDT on May 27, 2010
... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from 5 PM EDT this afternoon through late tonight... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * portions of Maryland... the District of Columbia and northern Virginia... including the following areas... in Maryland... Anne Arundel... Carroll... Harford... Howard... Montgomery... northern Baltimore... Prince Georges and southern Baltimore. The District of Columbia. In northern Virginia... Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria and Fairfax.*
From 5 PM EDT this afternoon through late tonight* scattered thunderstorms will form late this afternoon and move slowly move toward the south. Heavy rain will be possible from any storms... with greater coverage expected this evening as a cold front arrives. Rainfall rates may exceed one to two inches an hour which could cause flash flooding across the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan 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.