Important Weather Update


Please read the following FLOOD WATCH, HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK AND DETAILED FORECAST from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / National Weather Service issed at 4:15 am on Thursday, February 6, 2020:

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FEBRUARY 6, 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FEBRUARY 7, FRIDAY MORNING, 7 AM... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Maryland, The District of Columbia, and Virginia, including the following areas, in Maryland, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Central and Southeast Howard, Central and Southeast Montgomery, Charles, Prince Georges, Southeast Harford, Southern Baltimore, and St. Marys. The District of Columbia. In Virginia, Albemarle, Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria, Augusta, Central Virginia Blue Ridge, Culpeper, Fairfax, Greene, King George, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Prince William, Southern Fauquier, Spotsylvania, and Stafford. * From 1 PM EST this afternoon through Friday morning * Multiple rounds of rainfall will occur through early Friday. The heaviest rainfall potential will begin this afternoon and continue into this evening. Storm total rainfall amounts through Friday morning are expected to range between 1 and 2 inches with isolated amounts near 3 inches possible. * Flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas will be possible, and some smaller streams and rivers may exceed their banks. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. 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.

This HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK is for the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and adjacent counties in central Maryland and northern Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight A Flood Watch is in effect for the entire outlook area from 1pm this afternoon through tonight. Moderate tidal flooding is possible late this afternoon through tonight but confidence remains low at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday The Flood Watch continues until 7am Friday morning.. Moderate tidal flooding is possible through mid-day Friday. A Gale Warning may be needed for portions of the water on Friday.


  • Today: Rain. High near 47. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
  • Tonight: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 46. Southeast wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Friday: Rain likely before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers between 1pm and 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a south wind 11 to 16 mph becoming west 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
  • Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

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