NoVa Outlook 6/20

Below is a brief (well, as brief as it can be) outlook for NoVa over the next couple of days as Tropical Depression Bill approaches the area. Heavy rains are expected to begin tomorrow night as the remnants of Bill approach the area. Rains will be mostly limited to overnight Saturday into Sunday, so city traffic shouldn’t be vastly affected, however flooding in the morning is possible, specifically to the north and western sections of NoVa.
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Flash flooding is possible, as the NWS has issued countless flood alerts. The majority of these alerts are Flash Flood Watches, in effect from 8 PM Saturday to 8 AM Sunday. Flash flooding is not a thing to take lightly, and by this point you should know the saying “Turn around, don’t drown.”
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To wrap it all up, severe storms are possible to initiate the rains and to help them along throughout the night. The SPC says in its outlook for Saturday “NUMEROUS TSTMS LIKELY FORM DURING
THE AFTERNOON…SOME OF THESE SHOULD ORGANIZE INTO MULTICELL
CLUSTERS WITH RISKS FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND PERHAPS MARGINALLY SEVERE
HAIL.” To remind you, severe hail by their definition is hail with a diameter of 2 inches or greater. Be on the lookout for severe storms tomorrow, and for rivers and creeks to possibly be in flood stage Sunday morning.

See you in the next outlook – NoVaCo_WX

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