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
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."
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:
- 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
- City of Alexandria
- 19659026] Arlington County
- Fairfax County
- Stafford County
- Prince William County
- Loudoun County
- Fauquier County
"To all the rain we've had lately , more flooding is likely to be expected along the local waterways, "said Bell.
A flood warning is in effect for the Monocacy River near Frederick, Maryland.
The Meteorological Service said the river is due to rise above the tidal level and ridge near 18.5 on Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday morning. When the river reaches 20 feet, Water will reach Gambrill Mill on the Monocacy National Battlefield.
The Meteorological Service said the river would not fall under the tide until Thursday afternoon.
Some Places Take Steps to Encourage Residents to Prepare for Possible Flooding
In Charles County, Maryland, residents were able to receive sandbags to protect their property from continued rain and floods.
A storm generated a tornado warning for parts of Fairfax County for a very short period of time on Tuesday morning.
The Meteorological Service said there was a small, short circulation in this area that could have tilted a few trees when it hit the ground.
Tuesday "It will remain incredibly humid with a 100 percent chance of rain," Bell said.
On Wednesday, there will also be mostly clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms, said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Matt Ritter.
"We've been stuck in this long-lasting pattern as moisture continues to move from the south to the region," says Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts. "Any storms and showers will be scattered on Thursday in nature when the pattern starts to break."
Until then, Ricketts said rain expected daily.
- Wednesday : Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms, some with heavy rains. Warm, moist and airy. Heights: low 80s.
- Thursday: Partly sunny. Very warm and humid. Heights: mid to upper 80s
- Friday : Hot and humid. A few late, scattered thunderstorms. Highlights: near 90.
Floods and fallen trees cause some major problems on major roads.
On Maryland Route 175 in Jessup, the western exit to the southern Baltimore-Washington Parkway blocks a crashed tree
In Montgomery County, all traces of a crashed tree on the outbound Clara Barton Parkway are routed to the Capital Beltway in Bethesda
Flooding also causes problems in Annapolis, Maryland. Dock Street is closed due to high tide and Compromise Street is reduced to one lane. The Annapolis Office of Emergency Management warned that the water level could continue to rise, leading to more road closures.
In Virginia, a southern lane is closed due to flooding in Woodbridge. The street was closed earlier.
Several roads are closed in Fairfax County, but police have noticed that road conditions often change with the weather. For the full list of closures, visit the Fairfax County Police Departments website.
In Lawyers Road, Lawyers Road is closed between Gunnell Farms Drive and Hunter Mill Road. Hunter Station Road is also closed in Hunter Mill due to water in the street
In Fairfax, the Popes Head Drive on Beech Ridge Drive is closed due to a tree
The Arlington Boulevard on Prosperity Avenue was reopened after its closure  In McLean, the Swinks Mill Road at Georgetown Pike is closed due to water in the road.
The problems are not limited to the drivers alone, the Brunsink Line of MARC will drive at significantly reduced speed as a result of lightning-related speed restrictions
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