Rain to Continue Overnight

Flood warnings, watches

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012  |  Updated 12:22 AM EDT
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Get the weather forecast from Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Doug Kammerer

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More rain is moving through the region Wednesday night. The last batch of rain moved in before midnight.

Intermittent rain should continue overnight but be out of the area by Thursday morning.

And with that rain came flood warnings. The latest, a warning for urban areas and small streams, expired at 11:15 p.m. for Fredericksburg and Orange, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, King George and Stafford counties in Virginia; and Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties in Maryland.

There have been reports of highwater rescues in the area Wednesday evening, including people stuck in their cars at Old Baltimore Road and Peach Tree Road in Montgomery County.

A flood watch is in effect until 3 a.m. for areas along and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and across parts of central Virginia.

Route 1 was closed for a time in Alexandria Wednesday afternoon because of flooding from this morning's rain.

It has been a big storm across the country, with tornadoes across the Midwest and potential for twisters in the Tennessee Valley and southern Appalachians. It also has produced snow west and north of Chicago. Boston is under a winter storm warning.

The metropolitan region can use the rain. The rain deficit at Reagan National is about 2.5 inches below average for the year so far.


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