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    • Flash Flood Watch

      Flash Flood Watch in effect from Thursday, 2:00 AM EDT until Friday, 8:00 AM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

    ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
    THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR

    * PORTIONS OF MARYLAND...THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA...VIRGINIA AND
    WEST VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN MARYLAND...
    ANNE ARUNDEL...CALVERT...CARROLL...CENTRAL AND EASTERN
    ALLEGANY...CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD...CENTRAL AND
    SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY...CHARLES...FREDERICK MD...NORTHERN
    BALTIMORE...NORTHWEST HARFORD...NORTHWEST HOWARD...NORTHWEST
    MONTGOMERY...PRINCE GEORGES...SOUTHEAST HARFORD...SOUTHERN
    BALTIMORE...ST. MARYS AND WASHINGTON. THE DISTRICT OF
    COLUMBIA. IN VIRGINIA...ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA...
    CLARKE...CULPEPER...EASTERN LOUDOUN...FAIRFAX...FREDERICK VA...
    GREENE...KING GEORGE...MADISON...NORTHERN FAUQUIER...NORTHERN
    VIRGINIA BLUE RIDGE...ORANGE...PAGE...PRINCE
    WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK...RAPPAHANNOCK...SHENANDOAH...
    SOUTHERN FAUQUIER...SPOTSYLVANIA...STAFFORD...WARREN AND
    WESTERN LOUDOUN. IN WEST VIRGINIA...BERKELEY...EASTERN
    MINERAL...HAMPSHIRE...HARDY...JEFFERSON AND MORGAN.

    * FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING

    * A POWERFUL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE MIDWEST WILL BRING
    PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO OUR AREA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY
    NIGHT.

    * WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED...WITH
    LOCALIZED SPOTS POTENTIALLY GETTING UP TO A FOOT OF RAIN.
    ADDITIONALLY...THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN BLUE RIDGE
    AND CATOCTIN MOUNTAINS HAVE AN INCREASED RISK FOR GREATER
    TOTALS.

    * HIGH POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS...AS WELL AS
    URBAN AREAS. ADDITIONALLY THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THE HARDEST
    HIT LOCATIONS TO SEE SEVERE FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    THESE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL BE A DANGEROUS TIME...REQUIRING MORE
    THAN THE USUAL AWARENESS...PLANNING AND PREPARATIONS.

    IF YOU ARE NEAR STREAMS OR DRAINAGE DITCHES...KEEP AN EYE ON THEM
    AND BE READY TO QUICKLY SEEK HIGHER GROUND. WATER MAY RISE
    RAPIDLY.

    CLEAR OUT STORM DRAINS.

    THOSE PRONE TO BASEMENT FLOODING SHOULD PREPARE. COMMUNITIES
    PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD PREPARE.

    CONTINUE TO CHECK IN ON THE FORECAST FOR UPDATES.

    WARNINGS WILL BE ISSUED FOR AREAS WHERE FLOODING IS IMMINENT. ENSURE
    YOU GET WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THROUGH YOUR
    MOBILE PHONE AND OR NOAA WEATHER RADIO.

    BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION IF A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR WHERE YOU
    ARE OR IF FLOODING IS OBSERVED.

    ENSURE YOUR KIDS DONT PLAY NEAR FLOOD WATERS.

    REMEMBER IF YOU COME ACROSS WATER CROSSING A ROAD...TURN AROUND
    DONT DROWN!

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    Chesapeake Beach Weather Report

    Persistent rain to raise flood risk in part of northeastern US late this week

    September 28, 2016; 10:09 AM ET

    Rain will spread over much of the northeastern U.S. into the weekend, but persistent downpours will raise the flood risk in part of the mid-Atlantic. More >

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