The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a flash flood watch for Alexandria and surrounding areas from 4:00 p.m. August 17, 2016 until 3:00 a.m. on August 18, 2016.
Thunderstorms will increase in coverage during the lat afternoon. There is potential for rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour in addition to repetitive thunderstorms.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.