The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred are making their mode north, bringing the anticipation of flash floods successful the D.C. area.
Now a tropical slump aft landfall successful the Florida Panhandle, the bulk of the tempest is expected to enactment westbound of the metro area, tracking implicit West Virginia. But Arlington and surrounding areas are inactive expected to get soaked by dense rains caused by Fred.
The National Weather Service this evening issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area, starting astatine 8 p.m. contiguous (Tuesday) and extending to 10 p.m. Wednesday.
A Flash Flood Watch is successful effect this evening done Wed evening. The remnants of Fred volition determination northbound on the Appalachians. Frequent showers and embedded thunderstorms volition effect successful rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Rain totals of 3 inches possible. pic.twitter.com/YyA3j9aZKr
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 17, 2021
More from NWS:
The Flash Flood Watch continues…
* Through Wednesday evening.
* Multiple rounds of dense showers and thunderstorms volition impact the portion from this evening done Wednesday evening. Tropical moisture volition pb to imaginable precipitation rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Localized tempest full rainfall amounts successful excess of 3 inches are possible.
* Heavy rainfall implicit a abbreviated magnitude of clip whitethorn 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.