Strong Storms Move Through Region

Flash flooding in areas of Northwest DC

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Heavy rain Tuesday night left a big mess for some residents near Rhode Island Avenue NW. (Published Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012)

    Just as quickly as they popped up, Tuesday evening's heavy rain and wind gusts are moving out of the region.

    Areas of Northwest D.C. were hardest hit by flash flooding, with Arlington, Fairfax, and Montgomery and Prince George's counties also affected by rain. Some areas received one to two inches in just an hour, said Storm4 meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

    VIEWER VIDEO: Rhode Island Avenue Flooding

    [DC] VIEWER VIDEO: Rhode Island Avenue Flooding
    Cars encounter high water during Tuesday night's surprise rain storm. (Published Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012)

    Some local roads flooded, and a car was stuck in floodwaters at Rhode Island Avenue and 1st Street NW, NBC4's Erika Gonzalez tweeted.

    Park Police temporarily shut down several roads in the District due to flooding. As of 10:25 p.m., only Beach Drive to Porter Street and Broad Brand Road to Joyce Road were still closed.

    Gustavo Vega sent us an image (right) of flooding on the Dulles Toll Road just before the Spring Hill Exit in Mclean, Va.

    If you're going to be driving tonight, be aware that other roadways may have flooded, too. Never try to drive through standing water.

    However, overnight weather should be calm. There may be a few showers, but nothing heavy, Kammerer said.

    Wednesday morning should be partly cloudy, warm and muggy. Wednesday's high will be around 89 degrees.

    Viewer video courtesy of Khristian Gaines.


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