Flash flood warning in the District area
If you’re in the D.C. area, hold tight to your Hunters and Sperrys. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the Washington D.C. area through tonight, in anticipation of a looming thunderstorm. There will be severe wind and rain, which may lead to flooding.
According to the NWS, “Rainfall amounts in excess of 1 inch are possible. Another round of storms may bring heavy rain this afternoon and evening with an additional 1 to 2 inches possible. With the ground already saturated from heavy rainfall during the past week, only an inch of rainfall in an hour could produce flash flooding of streams and low lying areas.”
While the weather looks fairly clement at the time of posting, look out for the incoming rain and wind. Trust Vox on this one, she has recent personal experience (yes, those are her feet in the picture, from the rain last week).
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Photo: Georgetown Voice/Julia Tanaka