BREAKING: Flash Flood Watch for DC Tonight (Updated)

At 11:45 EDT, the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for the DC area:

Flash Flood Watch for portions of Maryland, The District of  Columbia, and northern Virginia, including . . . The District of Columbia. . . Until 8 PM this evening.

Slow moving showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop  after 1 PM this afternoon before diminishing early this evening.  Torrential rainfall rates may lead to totals exceeding 2 inches  in a short period of time. This may cause flash flooding of  small streams and other poor drainage urban areas.

I hesitate to call this evidence for the existence of a god, but it’s clear that Someone has a great sense of timing!

I do hope that everyone in the DC area stays safe at this time; flash floods can be extremely dangerous.