Alert, National Weather Service- Baltimore/Washington Region
Flood Watch National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 348 AM EST Wed Dec 19 2018
FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
- Flood Watch for the Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas, most of Maryland, northern and central Virginia, and portions of eastern West Virginia.
- From Thursday evening through Friday afternoon
- Widespread rain is expected Thursday night and showers are likely Friday. Rainfall amounts around 1-2 inches are most likely, but locally higher amounts around 3-4 inches are possible. Soils remain saturated due to recent rainfall, so excess runoff from the rain will cause the potential for flooding of small streams, creeks, and 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.