Tidal flooding submerges roads in areas along Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

Flooding closed some streets in areas of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and in Annapolis, Maryland, Saturday, as coastal flood warnings were issued for locations near the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.

“Due to another overnight high tide and Tropical Storm Melissa (which will not directly impact us), coastal flooding remains an issue for [the D.C. area],” said Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore Sunday afternoon.

In Alexandria, a coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 2 a.m. Monday. Up to a half a foot of inundation above ground level is possible, said the National Weather Service. Water will cover the easternmost end of King Street.

A coastal flood advisory remains in effect until 8 a.m. Monday for the shoreline of Anne Arundel County. About 1 1/2 feet of inundation above ground level is possible, the National Weather Service said. At 2.8 feet, flooding of much of the parking area near Dock Street in Annapolis is happening.


Tropical Storm Melissa has been circling off the Atlantic Coast, and will gradually weaken as it moves away, Theodore said.

Alexandria police said that coastal flooding in Old Town Saturday  closed part of Prince Street, The Strand and King Street during High Tide.

In Annapolis, Maryland, The Capital Gazette reported that flooding closed several streets downtown. The flooding forced the Annapolis Boat Show to end its Saturday session early.

Sunday brings a 30% chance of rain, mainly south or east of Interstate 95, Theodore said. Temperatures will drop to to the lower mid 60s and it will be partly sunny.

See NBC Washington’s coverage.

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