Widespread Area River Flooding Expected Thursday

The latest Weather Prediction Center (WPC) rainfall forecast indicates 4-6” of rain is likely to fall across the Blue Ridge, portions of Northern Virginia, northern Maryland including Baltimore.

This amount of rain in a short period of time (Tuesday evening through Thursday morning) will likely cause major area rivers to flood on Thursday.

For the immediate Washington Area, the period of heaviest rain appears to arrive Wednesday during the late afternoon continuing through the overnight. Flash Flood Warnings are likely during this time frame.