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Remnants of Florence Move Out After Storms, Floods

Flood warnings are in effect for Howard and Anne Arundel counties until 11 p.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service says



    Evening Weather, Sept. 18

    Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer has your evening forecast for Sept. 18, 2018. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018)

    What to Know

    • The final remnants of Florence are moving out of the D.C. area

    • The Patapsco River overflowed its banks Tuesday, but flood warnings in Maryland have expired

    • Mid-week sunshine is in the forecast

    The D.C. area can look forward to a few days of sunshine as the rain winds down and the remnants of Florence push out to sea.

    Two people were rescued Tuesday from a vehicle stranded in high water on Furnace Avenue near Ridge Road in Elkridge, Maryland. Chopper4 video shows Howard County rescuers maneuvering a raft through knee-deep water and two young men escaping from the back of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

    The National Weather Service said the Patapsco River rose 1.8 feet above its flood stage after storms pounded parts of the D.C. area overnight and Tuesday morning. Flood warnings for Howard and Anne Arundel counties have expired.

    Rappahannock County Public Schools were closed Tuesday because of dangerous road conditions.

    2 Rescued From Car Stranded in Howard Co. Flood

    [DC] 2 Rescued From Car Stranded in Howard Co. Flood

    Two people were rescued after their vehicle became stranded in high water in Elkridge, Maryland. Chopper4 caught video of the rescue.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018)

    Tornado watches blanketed the D.C. area for several hours Monday and then were canceled about 8 p.m.

    One person died in a building collapse after reports that multiple tornadoes touched down near Richmond, Virginia. The National Weather Service said that according to preliminary information, an EF2 tornado touched down in that area and a weaker tornado also touched down in the state. 

    Once the storm is out of the area, we'll get what may be our final taste of summer. Wednesday is set to be sunny and warm, with temperatures in the mid-80s. Skies will be partly sunny Thursday and Friday, with highs again in the 80s.

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