6-12-13 FLASH FLOOD WATCH issued for Hampshire

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The National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH  for Hampshire, Berkeley, eastern Grant, eastern
Mineral, Hardy, Jefferson, Morgan, western Grant and western Mineral counties. Portions of Maryland, northwest
Virginia, including the following central and eastern Allegany, extreme western Allegany and Washington counties. In northwest Virginia, Clarke, Frederick, Page Shenandoah and Warren counties are included in the watch.

The Watch is in effect from  8 p.m. this evening through Thursday afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms will likely move across the region tonight and produce heavy downpours. Rainfall amounts in excess
of 1 inch are possible tonight. Another round of storms may bring heavy rain on Thursday 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.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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