Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Entire DC Area

Overnight rain will come in waves

A flash flood watch has taken effect Saturday night as potentially severe storms roll through the Washington, D.C. area overnight.

Meanwhile a flash food warning is in effect for the city of Manassas and parts of Prince William County, Virginia until 2 a.m. Sunday, while a warning is in effect for Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, the City of Fairfax, Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church until 5:15 a.m.

Heavy downpours are possible after midnight. The main threat will be strong gusty winds at 58 mph or greater, and hail, Storm Team4 meteorologist Somara Theodore said.

Overnight rain will come in waves, triggering a flash flood watch from 8 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.

The rain is expected to continue periodically through Sunday. We could see 1-3 inches of rain. The good news is that we are dry for the start of the work week with plenty of sunshine and warming.

A flood watch is issued when weather conditions may lead to flash flooding. It does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible, the National Weather Service says.

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