Flood Watch issued for Southern Maryland

Press Release, National Weather Service

 
Charles-St. Marys-Augusta-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Orange-Stafford- Spotsylvania-King George-Central Virginia Blue Ridge- Including the cities of St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, Staunton, Waynesboro, Stuarts Draft, Lovingston, Charlottesville, Stanardsville, Orange, Gordonsville, Falmouth, Fredericksburg, Dahlgren, and Wintergreen 239 PM EST Fri Dec 14 2018 ...

FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY NIGHT... The Flood Watch is now in effect for * Portions of southern Maryland and Virginia, including the following areas, in southern Maryland, Charles and St. Marys.

In Virginia, Albemarle, Augusta, Central Virginia Blue Ridge, Greene, King George, Nelson, Orange, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

* From Saturday morning through late Saturday night

* Moderate rainfall is expected with locally heavy rain possible. Rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are most likely with locally higher amounts of 3 to 4 inches possible. Runoff from the rainfall combined with melted snow may cause creeks and streams to rise out of their banks as well as the potential for flooding in urban areas.

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.
Instructions: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.
Target Area:Anne Arundel
Calvert
Carroll
Central and Southeast Howard
Central and Southeast Montgomery
Charles
Frederick
Northern Baltimore
Northwest Harford
Northwest Howard
Northwest Montgomery
Prince Georges
Southeast Harford
Southern Baltimore
St. Marys