Flood warnings extended in DC area with more rain to come

Standing water is becoming an issue in areas around the District as ongoing rain showers keep flood warnings in effect until at least 4 PM.

Flooding has already begun in some of the warning area, particularly Fairfax County. 1 to 2 inches of rain have already fallen around the region, with another 0.5 to 1 inches of rain anticipated today. That could cause additional flooding as the day progresses.

The affected areas include Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland as well as the cities of Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls  Church, Manassas and Manassas Park in Northern Virginia. Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties in Virginia are also under warning.

NBC Storm Team 4 Meteorologist Briana Bermensolo advises drivers throughout the DMV “watch for standing water on roads” as well as “washed out roadways to the north and west.”

The inclement weather pushed Howard University’s commencement ceremony indoors but has yet to seriously affect the Wells Fargo Championship in TPC Potomac.

"In old town Alexandria the water was rising at Founders Park and paths roads and sidewalks were seeing some standing water," WTOP's Valerie Bonk reports.
Vivian Medithi

Vivian Medithi is digital writer/editor. Vivian has been with WTOP since 2019.

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