Flash Flood Threat Remains Into Wednesday Morning

Crews in Montgomery County have rescued several people from cars trapped in high water.

Following hours of rain Tuesday, a flash flood watch remains in the D.C. area until 2 a.m. Wednesday. 

Additional rainfall is expected through the evening, with a chance for strong isolated storms in the area until 1 a.m.

Record rainfall at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has led to flooding at the airport's parking lots and nearby roads, the Associated Press reported. The National Weather Service said that shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5.76 inches of rain had fallen at the airport since 8 a.m., breaking a record of 4.91 inches set Aug. 12, 1955.

Crews in Montgomery County have rescued several people from cars trapped in high water.

Pete Piringer, a spokesman with Montgomery County and Rescue, tweeted that many roads in the area of Sligo Creek Parkway are not passable. Flooding has also been reported in parts of Laurel, Maryland, where the police department shared a photo of cars in a flooded parking lot. Water rescues were reported at Sligo Creek Parkway and Kennebec Avenue in Takoma Park and Contee Road and Mayfair Drive in Laurel.

Cars were towed from the MARC commuter lot in Laurel because of flooding. They were taken to the nearby American Legion.

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management warned that the Huntington area could experience significant street flooding. High water blocked several Fairfax County streets.

Flooding was also reported on Canal Road in Northwest D.C.

Anne Arundel County firefighters conducted more than two dozen water rescues but reported no injuries.

Wednesday will be a fresh start as low humidity returns in the afternoon and stays in place for the next few days. There's a chance of isolated showers in the afternoon.

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