About an Inch of Rain Possible

Winter weather advisory along I-81 corridor

The commute home was a wet one Tuesday evening, with wind and rain.

As much as 1 inch of rain could fall in some areas by late Tuesday night.

Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer said the rain was picking up about 5:45 p.m., with the heaviest rain expected between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

It may mix with sleet or turn to ice near Frederick and further west. By the afternoon, Garrett County, Md., had reported about an inch of icing. A winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. along the I-81 corridor.

By about 10 p.m., the worst of the wind could hit our area, with gusts of up to 35 mph possible, Johnson said.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for parts of the D.C. region through Tuesday evening. It includes the District; Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Baltimore counties in Maryland; and Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and Fairfax in Virginia.

Some areas could experience flooding by 10 p.m., and small streams and creeks could overflow low-lying roads. Drivers should never attempt to drive through standing water, as it can be deeper and stronger than it appears.

The rain should move out by 8 a.m. Wednesday, and there might be some sunshine Wednesday afternoon. Expect a mild day with high temperatures in the upper 50s.

Another storm moves through the area Thursday. The day will be cloudy, but Kammerer does not expect much precipitation, though snow or rain showers are possible.

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