After a night of heavy storms Thursday, a flash flood watch for the D.C. region went into effect at noon and will continue until 11 p.m. Friday.
In northwestern Prince William, south central Loudoun, northeastern Fauquier and west central Fairfax counties in Virginia a flash flood warning expires at 10:45 p.m.
The D.C. Department of Public Works will be handing out sandbags at RFK Stadium, Lot 7. District residents can each take up to five 40-pound sandbags. They'll be available from 2 to 11 p.m.
Scattered light showers Friday afternoon and evening will be followed by a break before a line of strong storms moves through the area between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. There has been some lightning with those storms, and their could be wind gusts up to 40 mph, Storm4 meteorologist Veronica Johnson said. Expect occassionally heavy rain, especially after midnight, though Johnson does not expect this line of storms to be as fierce as Thursday night's storms.
Ponding or flooding on roadways could occur. Motorists should never drive through standing water.
More rain is possible over the weekend. People north of D.C. can expect cool, showery conditions Saturday. Those along the front -- which is right through D.C. -- and to the south can expect isolated storms and moderate to heavy rain Saturday. On Sunday, there is a possibility of showers and thunderstorms to the west of D.C.
More than 15,000 Pepco customers lost power after Thursday night's storms, but only 407 customers were without power as of 5 p.m.
The Mt. Vernon Square Metro Station was closed temporarily Friday due to minor flooding, but it had reopened by 3 p.m.
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