Flash Flood Watch Issued for Friday and Saturday; 3 Inches of Rain Possible

Posted at 3:30 p.m.

Flood Watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch, in effect from tomorrow (Friday) afternoon through Saturday afternoon, July 29. A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

NWS reports that low pressure is going to develop over the Mid Atlantic Friday and remain nearly stationary this weekend. This 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.

You should monitor weather forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

 

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