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Heavy Rains This Weekend

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By Matt Bush

A flood watch is in effect for the entire region through tomorrow. The Potomac river is very rough and choppy this morning, but it as yet has not overflowed its bank. Joggers and dog walkers are moving along it as if it's any other day.

The city of Alexandria did not pass out sandbags to businesses in Old Town this morning, something it normally does whenever there's a threat of flooding. But that could change, with weather forecasts calling for periods of heavy rain tonight and tomorrow. There have been reports of ponding on some roadways and authorities recommend extra caution while driving this weekend.


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