Flash Flood Watch in Effect for 4th of July

| July 4, 2019 | 0 Comments | News

Credit: Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue

While 4th of July plans center around backyard parties and live fireworks displays, all that could be postponed due to the possibility of a flash flood.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland, including Prince William County and Manassas.

The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. this evening.

“Slow-moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop after 1 p.m. this afternoon before diminishing early this evening.”

“Torrential rainfall rates may lead to totals exceeding 2 inches in a short period of time. This may cause flash flooding of mall streams and other poor drainage urban areas.”

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

It is suggested that those in the D.C. area monitor any changes to the weather forecast throughout the evening and do not place themselves in harm’s way.

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