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Flash Flood Watch Will Be in Effect on Christmas Eve

(Updated 9:10 a.m.) A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, including Fairfax County and Falls Church, on Christmas Eve tomorrow.

The watch will take effect Thursday afternoon and remain in place late into the night.

Here’s more from the National Weather Service, which issued the alert at 5:09 a.m. today (Wednesday):

* ONE AND HALF TO TWO AND HALF INCHES OF RAIN ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY  AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT. THIS IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN FLASH  FLOODING OF SMALL STREAMS AND CREEKS AND POSSIBLE RIVER FLOODING

Correction: This article initially, erroneously said the Flood Flood Watch would also be in effect on Friday.

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