Flood Watch

05/17/2018 4:29 AM through 05/17/2018 12:30 PM

Update to NWS-IDP-PROD-2833718-2615968

Flood Watch issued May 17 at 4:29AM EDT expiring May 18 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, northern
Virginia, and eastern West Virginia, including the following
areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Central and Eastern
Allegany, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast
Montgomery, Extreme Western Allegany, Northern Baltimore,
Northwest Harford, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery,
Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, and Southern Baltimore. The
District of Columbia. In northern Virginia, Arlington/Falls
Church/Alexandria, Eastern Loudoun, and Fairfax. In eastern
West Virginia, Eastern Mineral and Western Mineral.

* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through Friday evening

* Periods of rain will continue across the region through at
least Friday. This rain will be heavy at times, with overall
additional rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches. While flash
flooding cannot be ruled out, the primary concern is flooding
of small streams and low-lying areas. Streams are already
elevated and soils saturated from earlier rainfall, increasing
the flood threat.


A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Target Area

Western Mineral; Northern Baltimore; Eastern Mineral; Fairfax; Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria; Extreme Western Allegany; Eastern Loudoun; Carroll; Central and Eastern Allegany; Northwest Howard; Prince Georges; District of Columbia; Anne Arundel; Central and Southeast Howard; Northwest Harford; Northwest Montgomery; Southern Baltimore; Southeast Harford; Central and Southeast Montgomery

Sender: NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC
Sent: 4:29 AM on 05-17-2018
Sender Email: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov