Flash Flood Watch issued May 4 at 11:02AM EDT until May 5 at 10:00AM EDT by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

alert , Flash Flood Watch

EVENT: Flash Flood Watch
ALERT:
The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and
West Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne
Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Charles, Frederick,
Baltimore, Harford, and Prince Georges counties. In Virginia,
the Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria, Clarke, Culpeper, Loudoun, Fairfax,
Frederick, Greene, Madison, Fauquier, Page, Prince
William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Rappahannock, Rockingham,
Shenandoah, Fauquier, Stafford, and Warren counties. In West
Virginia, Pendleton, Hardy, and Jefferson counties.

* From 8 PM EDT this evening through Sunday morning

* Widespread showers and possible thunderstorms will develop this
evening and continue into Sunday morning. Locally heavy
rainfall is expected. Average rainfall amounts will be between 1
and 3 inches with locally higher amounts around 4 inches
possible.

* Heavy rainfall in short periods of time may cause creeks and
streams to rapidly rise out of their banks along with the
potential for flash flooding in urban areas.
INSTRUCTIONS:
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.
TARGET AREA: District of Columbia; Southern Fauquier; Anne Arundel; Fairfax; Warren; Stafford; Northern Virginia Blue Ridge; Northern Baltimore; Northwest Howard; Northwest Harford; Shenandoah; Rappahannock; Northern Fauquier; Madison; Central and Southeast Montgomery; Culpeper; Frederick; Western Pendleton; Southern Baltimore; Jefferson; Carroll; Eastern Loudoun; Hardy; Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria; Clarke; Prince Georges; Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park; Charles; Page; Central and Southeast Howard; Frederick; Western Loudoun; Greene; Southeast Harford; Eastern Pendleton; Rockingham; Northwest Montgomery

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