UPDATED: Flood and severe thunderstorm watches have been issued for Arlington

A bolt from a thunderstorm Friday night (Photo by James Mahoney)

Updated at 4:30 p.m – Arlington is also now under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m

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.

More from the National Weather Service:

Flood watch
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.

*Additional details…
– 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.

Precautionary/preparedness measures…

You should monitor subsequent forecasts and be prepared to take action if flash flood warnings are issued.

(Signs for translation) Flood

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