UPDATED: Flood and severe thunderstorm watches have been issued for Arlington
Updated at 4:30 p.m – Arlington is also now under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of the area until 11pm this evening. Damaging winds and hail are the main threats. Make sure to seek shelter as many storms are going on all over the area. #DCwx #VAwx #MDwx #WVwx pic.twitter.com/SSicDxldck
– NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) September 9, 2023
previously: With the storms moving in, Arlington is now under a flood watch until midnight tonight.
The watch was released around 2:45 p.m. for the county and much of the metropolitan area. Forecasters say several rounds of slow-moving storms could cause flooding in low-lying areas and near creeks and creeks.
Meanwhile, the Rosslyn Jazz Festival has been put on pause while this round of storms passes through.
⚠️ #Roslyn Jazz The festival is temporarily suspended due to the weather in the area. Please take shelter. We will post event updates as they become available. https://t.co/2EC8HsNo9B
– Rosslyn, Virginia (@RosslynVA) September 9, 2023
More from the National Weather Service:
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington, DC
243 PM EST Saturday, September 9, 2023… A flood watch is in effect until midnight EST tonight…
* What… flash floods caused by heavy rainfall are still possible.
* Where…Parts of DC, including the following, District of Columbia. Parts of Maryland, including the following regions, Anne Arundel, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, North Baltimore, Northwest Howard, Northwest Montgomery, Prince George’s, and South Baltimore. Parts of Northern Virginia, including the following areas, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, central and southeastern Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park, eastern Loudoun, Fairfax and northwestern Prince William.
* When… until midnight EST tonight.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may cause flooding of rivers, creeks, creeks and other low-lying, flood-prone locations. Floods may occur in poor, sanitation-poor and urban areas.
– Several rounds of slow rain and thunderstorms are likely during this evening. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour may cause flash flooding, especially in urban areas and poor drainage.
– Please visit www.weather.gov/safety/flood for information about flood safety and preparedness.
You should monitor subsequent forecasts and be prepared to take action if flash flood warnings are issued.
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