Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Parts of Maryland, Virginia

Heavy rainfall across the Washington region caused flooding in parts of Maryland and Virginia. 

A flood warning was issued for parts of Culpeper, Fauquier, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and a flash flood warning was issued for parts of Frederick, Loudoun and Washington counties. The warnings in Culpeper, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince George's counties expire at 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

Frederick, Maryland got an estimated 4.4 inches of rain Tuesday night. Central Loudoun County got 3.7 inches, with one report of 6 inches. Parts of Southern Maryland got 3 inches.

Officials in Loudoun County rescued people stuck in cars on flooded roads and responded to significant flooding in a home. Goose Creek near Leesburg flooded and could reach backyards near Highway 15, according to the National Weather Service. No injuries were reported. 

Residents and travelers were advised to anticipate possible flooding of highways, underpasses and small streams. Move to higher ground to escape flood waters, and do not drive through high water.

You'll need to keep your umbrella handy for the rest of the week. Scattered showers are expected through the weekend, with temperatures expected to hit a high of 80 degrees Wednesday. 

There's a chance for a few showers each day this week, News4's Kierein says. Our region has been abnormally dry for the last several weeks, and this rain will help us make up the deficit. 

Tropical Storm Joaquin will near the East Coast by late Friday, and the storm could bring rain to the D.C. area at the start of the weekend. As the storm moves inland, it will weaken, but the area may see a lot of rain Saturday. 

Storm Team4 will keep an eye on Joaquin's path and the possibility of any flooding from its remnants.

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