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Severe weather threatens the Baltimore area today

Strong storms are expected to impact the Baltimore area today.  Forecasters are expecting a couple of inches of rain, but some areas could see up to three inches.  A flash flood watch will be in effect from this afternoon through tonight.  Along with heavy rain, the storms could bring damaging wind gusts.  The unsettled weather is expected to continue through the weekend with clouds and a chance of showers.

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC

District of Columbia-Washington-Frederick MD-Carroll-

Northern Baltimore-Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-

Charles-Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery-

Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford-

Southeast Harford-Augusta-Rockingham-Shenandoah-Frederick VA-Page-


Culpeper-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax-

Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford-Northern Fauquier-

Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun-

Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge-Berkeley-


Including the cities of Washington, Hagerstown, Frederick,

Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown,

Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton,

College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie,

Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton,

St. Charles, Waldorf, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville,

Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City,

Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft,

Harrisonburg, Strasburg, Woodstock, Mount Jackson, New Market,

Winchester, Luray, Shenandoah, Stanley, Front Royal, Berryville,

Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Madison, Culpeper,

Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston,

Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia,

Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Falmouth, Warrenton,

Turnbull, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, Sterling, Big Meadows,

Wintergreen, Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown



The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* The District of Columbia, portions of Maryland, Virginia, and

eastern West Virginia, including the following areas, in

Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Charles,

Frederick, Baltimore, Harford, Prince Georges and Washington

counties. In the District of Columbia, Washington DC. In

Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington, Augusta, Clarke, Culpeper,

Loudoun, Fairfax, Frederick, Greene, Madison, Nelson, Fauquier,

Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah,

Stafford and Warren counties, along with adjacent independent

cities and the northern and central Blue Ridge Mountains. In

easter West Virginia, Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

* From noon EDT today through late tonight

* Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to

overspread the region by this afternoon and continue through

this evening before departing late tonight. Repetitive storms

and multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall

amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is

possible, particularly in urban areas and in areas of steep



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.