Around Rosslyn before the rain (staff photo by Jay Westcott)
(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) A wet and wild afternoon and evening could be on tap as heavy rain and storms packing strong winds move into the area.
Both a Flood Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch have now been issued for Arlington, D.C. and other parts of the region.
The National Weather Service issued the storm watch around 1:35 p.m. It will remain in effect until 9 p.m.
The Flood Watch for was issued just after 10 a.m. and is in effect from 3 p.m. to midnight.
1003 AM EDT Wed Jun 22 2022
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING…
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible.
* WHERE…Portions of DC, Maryland and Virginia, including the following areas: in DC, District of Columbia. In Maryland,
Carroll, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Northern Baltimore, Northwest Howard, Prince Georges and Southern Baltimore. In Virginia, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
* WHEN…From 3 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected later this afternoon into the evening. Given a very warm and moist air mass, these will produce some very heavy rainfall at times. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible within the span of a couple of hours, with locally higher amounts possible.
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.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia until 9 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/N7SIHDuZsp
— NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) June 22, 2022
The #Flood Watch for potential flash flooding this afternoon and evening has been expanded eastward into the I-95 corridor. Heavy #rain from thunderstorms may lead to rapid rises of water in creeks, streams, and in poor drainage areas. pic.twitter.com/MtfzQDadcQ
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) June 22, 2022