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Flash Flood Watch in Baltimore City, Washington, Prince Georges, Montgomery, Howard, Harford, Frederick, Charles, Carroll, Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
April 18, 2019, 2:08:00 PM to April 20, 2019, 5:00:00 AM

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Flood Watch National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 207 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019 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-Clarke-Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park- Fairfax-Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Stafford- Northern Fauquier-Southern Fauquier-Western Loudoun- Eastern Loudoun-Berkeley-Jefferson- 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, Berryville, 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, Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Shepherdstown 207 PM EDT Thu Apr 18 2019 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT... The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, Virginia, and panhandle West Virginia, including the following areas, in the District of Columbia, Washington DC. In Maryland, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Charles, Frederick, Baltimore, Harford, Prince Georges and Washington counties. In Virginia, Arlington, Clarke, Loudoun, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William and Stafford counties and adjacent independent cities. In eastern West Virginia, Berkeley and Jefferson counties. * From Friday afternoon through late Friday night * Showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to overspread the region by Friday afternoon and continue through Friday evening before departing late Friday night. Training storms and multiple rounds of heavy rain may result in rainfall amounts which could exceed 3 inches locally. Flash flooding is possible, particularly in the urban areas. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.

Baltimore
REGIONAL FORECAST
CHANGE LOCATION
Mostly cloudy
70
SUNRISE
06:23 am
SUNSET
07:47 pm
HUMIDITY
73%
FEELS LIKE
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  • SATSaturdayRain showers7359
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  • Mostly clear70
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