Flash Flood Watch in Effect Today, With Rainy Week on Tap

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Arlington County is nether a Flash Flood Watch done Monday evening.

The watch, which went into effect astatine 8 a.m., warns of the anticipation of dense downpours that could origin abrupt flooding.

From the National Weather Service:

A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for portions of the country from Monday AM done Monday PM. Showers and scattered thunderstorms whitethorn nutrient dense rain, which could pb to instances of flash flooding successful the ticker area. Details: https://t.co/WQsgjJ7UbW #TurnAroundDontDrown pic.twitter.com/ssRJvYzKrT

— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 15, 2021


The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* A information of bluish Virginia, including the pursuing areas: Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park and Southern Fauquier.

* From 8 AM EDT Monday done Monday afternoon.

* Showers and scattered thunderstorms are expected to make conscionable aft daybreak Monday greeting and persist done the archetypal fractional of the afternoon. The stronger thunderstorms whitethorn beryllium susceptible of producing 2 to 4 inches of rainfall per hour.

* This overmuch rainfall successful a abbreviated magnitude of clip would effect successful accelerated rises connected streams and creeks and successful urbanized and mediocre drainage areas.


You should show aboriginal forecasts and beryllium prepared to instrumentality enactment should Flash Flood Warnings beryllium issued.

Today’s flooding imaginable follows flash flooding successful parts of Arlington aboriginal Sunday morning. Mobile phones buzzed with a Flash Flood Warning aft midnight, arsenic storms dumped torrential rainfall astatine a complaint of upwards of 6 inches per hour.

ATTENTION #DC #Alexandria #Fairfax #FallsChurch and #Arlington! This tempest strategy is producing up to 3 inches of rainfall successful 30 MINUTES. FLASH FLOODING IS IMMINENT! Stay put, oregon get acceptable to determination to precocious crushed if you're successful a flood prone area.

— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 15, 2021

Parts of I-395 successful Arlington became inundated with precocious lasting water. ARLnow has besides heard reports of flooded areas on Columbia Pike.

High lasting h2o reported connected I-395 astatine Glebe Rd https://t.co/hAclxTCrQR

— Arlington Now (@ARLnowDOTcom) August 15, 2021

Alexandria was particularly hard-hit by the flash flooding, with extended flood harm reported successful parts of the Del Ray neighborhood.

@capitalweather Del Ray vicinity of @AlexandriaVA @DrainALX pic.twitter.com/6NQS9ECiHu

— betsywhalen (@betsywhalen) August 15, 2021

Today’s rainfall is conscionable the commencement of what’s expected to beryllium a engaged week. More downpours, positive the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred, volition bring further flood threats done Thursday, forecasters say.

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