WASHINGTON – The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the DC area until midnight
Heavy warnings of thunderstorms have been issued for Calvert, St. Mary's, Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties , The warnings remain in force until 14:45.
The Meteorological Service said that severe thunderstorms lie along a line from near Upper Marlboro near Chesapeake Beach to near Saint Leonard, moving north at 30 mph.
"We will experience occasional showers and thunderstorms that develop after the morning and early afternoon," said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Lauryn Ricketts.
"This brings another chance for heavy rain."
A fall-out vigil means that conditions can develop that lead to flash floods. The meteorological service said that the soil was already soaked in many areas and several streams and streams were swollen from the rain on Saturday, which could lead to flash floods.
Sunday started beautifully with sunbeams, but that gave way to more showers and even a few storms expected to hit the area on Sunday afternoon.
It might take a while before the sun appears over the DC area.
"Sunday would be the only day to be veiled by something like sunshine sometimes, so enjoy that!" Ricketts said.
Heavy rainfall on Saturday triggered overnight flood warnings across the region, and the National Weather Service has extended flood warnings in several areas.
A flood warning remains in force in the following counties:
- Montgomery County ̵
- Frederick County – until 12:30
- Carroll County – until 14 : 15 pm
- Prince Georges County – until 2.30 pm
- Anne Arundel County – until 4:15 pm
- Loudoun County – until 1:45 pm
- Fairfax City – until 1:45 pm
- City of Manassas – until 13.45
- Fairfax County – until 13.45
- Prince William County – until 13.45
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Rain will be an ongoing topic for the rest of the week.
Ricketts said people in the DC region can expect rain and a few storms by Monday, Tuesday, and even Wednesday
"We're stuck with this prolonged pattern as moisture continues to flow into the region from the south." Ricketts said, "Any storms and showers will be more scattered in nature on Thursday when the pattern starts to break."
Until then, Ricketts said he would expect rainfall opportunities on a daily basis.
- Sunday : Partly cloudy with a little bit of dry weather, broken down showers and thunderstorms, highs around 80 degrees.
- Monday : Cloudy with some showers and occasional storms. Highlights in the low 80s.
- Tuesday : Gray with showers and storms, heights in the mid-'80s.
The rains on Saturday caused several road closures, delays, and waters Rescue from flooding. Fire departments in the counties of Virginia and Maryland reported many motorists who had to be rescued when their vehicles were stranded on flooded roads.
The rain caused delays on roads undergoing scheduled repairs and crashes, although on Sunday morning the roads were in slightly better shape.
The latest traffic report is available on the WTOP traffic page.
Starting at 10:00 am, more than 3,600 customers in the DC area are without electricity.
A little over 1,800 Dominion customers were unpowered in Northern Virginia, most of them in Fairfax County.
In Maryland, more than 1,600 BGE customers were out of power, including 633 in Anne Arundel County.
Pepco customers failing Many failures mean that less than 100 customers in the DC area are without electricity.
Electric utilities work all night to re-power the affected homes.
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