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Flash flood watch and flood warning for parts of the DC area



WASHINGTON – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood clock for the entire DC region for the third consecutive day. The clock does not expire before 6pm. Wednesday

Police and meteorologists warn motorists to avoid flooding.

"There are some roads that we close, and then the water goes back, and then we open them again, just a few minutes later, the roads are closed again," said Sgt. Aaron Pfeiff with the police from Fairfax County

"Slow down, take your time – it will take a little longer than your usual ride."



A flood warning also applies to parts of Maryland and Virginia until at least 8 pm

In Maryland, south central Anne Arundel County, St. Mary's County, Calvert County, southeastern Prince George County and eastern Charles County are under the flood warning.

A flash flood watch means conditions may develop causing flash floods, while a flood warning means flooding is imminent or has already begun.

"Rain waves will continue to move through the area, and sometimes it will be hard," said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. "We will only have more flooded roads, more crashed trees not just today, but tomorrow."

Part of the problem is that the area is still recovering from the storms over the weekend, which dropped up to 6 inches on the day of the rain alone in some parts.

The ground is already soaked, so that the water has no more space.

"The flood risk is very high and gets higher," said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Chuck Bell. 1

9659002] When the rain falls at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour, it is likely that parts of the DC area will be flooded.

The BWI Marshall Airport received 1.29 inches in a single hour on Tuesday between 10 and 11 o'clock. In Great Falls, Georgetown Pike was closed east of Walker Road after a truck had cable. Saturated with the ground, other parts of the side road have been blocked in the last few days as trees topple over.

The Weather Service said up to 1 inch of rain has already fallen, and local police reported floods in the areas

Some of the areas in Maryland that could experience flooding are Germantown, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Waldorf, Clinton, Lexington Park , Shady Side, Chesapeake Beach, Deale, Leonardtown, Prince Freerick, Piney Point, Upper Marlboro, Tall Timbers, St Mary's City, Greenwell State Park and Wicomico

In Virginia, Annandale, Springfield, Fairfax, Vienna , Falls Church, Lowes, Mantua, Fort Belvoir, Pimmit Hills, Woodbridge, American Legion Bridge, McLean According to the weather service, Potomac, Lake Ridge, Burke and Oakton could be flooded.

The good news is that relief is in sight.

"An anticyclone moving across the Great Lakes will affect the weather from morning to Thursday morning," said Bell.

"With dry air setting behind the front, our weather will improve somewhat for the late week and weekend."

Current Advice

In addition to the A handful of flood warnings, the National Weather Service has one Flash flood clock for the DC area until 2 o'clock on Wednesday issued.

The flood flood guard applies to the following areas:

Maryland

  • Calvert County
  • St. Mary's County
  • County of Baltimore
  • County of Anne Arundel
  • County of Prince George
  • County of Howard
  • County of Charles
  • County of Carroll
  • County of Montgomery

Virginia


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