NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch for Monday

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | Weather
Photo of Broad Run flooded along Linton Hall Road and Sudley Manor Drive during a previous storm.

Photo of Broad Run flooded along Linton Hall Road and Sudley Manor Drive during a previous storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the area Monday from 3 p.m. through the evening.

According to the NWS, widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected with localized amounts of 3 to 4 inches possible, which could result in flash flooding.

“A cold front will move through the region this afternoon and early this evening,” they said. “Widespread showers and thunderstorms will accompany this front, some of which could produce intense rainfall rates in a short period of time.”

There is potential for flash flooding of creeks, streams and roadways, especially in urban and poor drainage areas.

“There are some competing factors that could temper the flash flooding threat, including the dry conditions of the past two weeks and the relative fast movement of frontal zone,” they said. “[Following the storm], weak high pressure will build over the area supporting dry conditions and seasonable temperatures.”

Tuesday is forecasted to be mostly sunny, with a high near 85 degrees.

Bristow Beat will continue to monitor this weather event and provide updates.

 

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