Tornado Watch and Flood Watch issued for Arlington

Tornado Watch and Flood Watch issued for Arlington

Published May 28, 2022
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Arlington and much of the D.C. area is under both a Tornado Watch and a Flood Watch today.

Strong storms with damaging wind, large hail and torrential downpours are possible today, forecasters say.

“A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the area until 2pm this afternoon,” the National Weather Service says. “In addition to the threat for tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail will also be possible.”

While the tornado risk will end mid-afternoon, forecasters suggest, the flood risk will run well into the evening, with the watch set to expire at 11 p.m.

More from NWS:

433 AM EDT Fri May 27 2022


* WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible. […]

* WHEN…From 11 AM EDT this morning through this evening.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS… – Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are likely starting this morning and continuing through this evening. Locations could receive 1 to 2 inches of rain in a short period of time. Localized rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected, though locations that experience multiple rounds of thunderstorms could exceed 3 inches. – Please visit for safety information.


You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

Stay weather aware today! Severe thunderstorms possible with the potential for damaging wind gusts, a couple tornadoes, large hail and flash flooding. Multiple rounds of storms are expected. The greatest risk will be this afternoon/evening. Latest:

— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) May 27, 2022

A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia until 2 PM EDT.

— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) May 27, 2022