Flood watch issued for majority of D.C. area

      The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for several parts of the D.C. metro area for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

      The watch covers the following areas: the District of Columbia, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Arlington County, Falls Church, Fairfax County and City, Alexandria, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.

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      The NWS says periods of moderate to heavy rain are expected starting during the afternoon and lasting into the evening. 1-2" of rain is expected in some areas.

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