Flash flood watch into early Tuesday for Northern Virginia

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The National Weather Service maintains Flash Flood Watches for coastal counties of the Lower Cape Fear Region, most points to the north, and also the Grand Strand of SC. The best chances are from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, when water values are anticipated to increase above 2 inches at that time. With that in mind, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sandhills right through early Wednesday. Most of the rain is expected during the afternoon hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area today, but of the I-25 corridor, severe weather looks least likely in the southern part. As we heat up a bit, showers and thunderstorms should becoming more abundant into the afternoon. Please stay alert as some storms may produce heavy rain, poor-drainage flooding, lightning, and gusty winds. Warm, muggy and dry for most of the day, but after 5 to 6pm a line and wave of storms will move through the plains packing heavy rain, strong winds, hail, and even a possible funnel cloud mainly in areas just east of El Paso county. Daily high temperatures should swell to the 80s and perhaps near 90 by the weekend; nightly numbers will settle to the 70s.

Two waves of storms may roll through, the forecasters said, "thus, we are keeping an eye on the potential for flash flooding, especially in the slopes of the Berkshires", forecasters said. The Storm Prediction Center has put much of the area under a Slight Risk designation for this period. Highs in the mid 80s.

Weather officials and local authorities recommend that those who are out on roads should beware of flooded roads and not go through them. But the chance of rain returns Sunday night, prefacing what's expected to be another wet week.

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