The storms dumped several inches of rain across parts of the region in a short period of time Wednesday, causing flash flooding in DC and surrounding counties in Maryland and Virginia during the afternoon.
The amount of rain that would fall in a month was what many DMV areas received in just a few hours, according to NBC4’s meteorologist Ryan Miller.
A flood watch was in effect until 8:45 am for Prince George’s County as rain persists Thursday morning.
In fact, the Telemundo 44 meteorologist, Joeseph Martínez, indicated that about 5 inches of precipitation fell for that area.
Meanwhile, the NBC4 weather team, Storm Team4, reported 2.5 inches in northeast DC near Minnesota Avenue, more than 3 inches on the Beltway and Route 301, and 1.5 inches in downtown DC.
As of Wednesday afternoon, cars remained stranded by floodwaters blocking traffic on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Flooding also closed the southbound lanes of the 3rd Street Tunnel in DC Police reported that the New York Avenue NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW tunnel exits were closed due to standing water. They are diverting traffic to 4th Street and New York Avenue NW, and asking drivers to use alternate routes.
The District of Columbia has dealt with several floods lately: the District Dogs daycare on Rhode Island Avenue flooded over the weekend, and drivers in the Riverdale, Maryland area were swept away Monday night. .
Wednesday’s storms flooded District Dogs once again. Cloudy, brown water was seen running over a door, just inches from the handle.
Flash flooding can quickly create dangerous road conditions. Never drive into a flooded road – the water could be much deeper than you think.
Better weather for Thursday
Although there were some remnants of rain in the morning, sunny conditions with maximum temperatures of up to 88 degrees are expected for Thursday afternoon.
This is due to the arrival of a cold front that will allow dry air to enter our region.
Meanwhile, cool mornings will arrive on Saturday and Sunday as temperatures drop to the near 60s in DC and into the 50s in areas north and west of Dulles International Airport.
The heat will not return next week, but the chances of rain will. Make the most of the weekend sun.