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.
I’ve been Dan K for a long time here, but I went away while I was in the Peace Corps (Kenya) and then while I was working as a Foreign Service Officer. But that’s all behind me now.