Flash flood watch remains in effect until 2 a.m. for D.C., parts of Md., Va.
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 A.M. FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY…CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES…ARLINGTON…AND EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTIES…THE CITY OF FAIRFAX…THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH AND THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA…
Showers and thunderstorms will move through over the next few hours. Rain chances will begin to diminish overnight.
At 717 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area. Numerous roads are blocked by high water. Flash flooding is occurring.
Those in Georgetown up to near the National Zoo and Rock Creek National Park as well as near Connecticut Avenue and American University should seek higher ground immediately. Avoid area creeks and streams. They are rising very rapidly. 1.5 to 2 inches of rain has fallen in the last hour and another 1 to 2 inches is expected.
Some locations that will experience flooding include…Arlington, Alexandria, Rockville, Bethesda, Annandale, Springfield, College Park, Fort Washington, Greenbelt, Fairfax, Langley Park, Beltsville, Fort Hunt, Vienna, Groveton, Forestville, Falls Church, Huntington, Largo and Coral Hills.