Severe thunderstorms, including one that prompted a tornado warning in Maryland, tore through the D.C. area Monday night, causing flooding in some parts of the region.
Flood waters are moving down Rock Creek along Jones Mill Road and Beach Drive in southern Montgomery County to Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington. The flood crest is expected to reach Rock Creek Parkway between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
A tornado warning for north central Charles County, Maryland, near La Plata expired at 7:30 p.m. Shortly before 7 p.m., a storm system capable of producing a tornado near La Plata was moving in the area, but there were no reports of a touchdown.
Around 9:30 p.m., emergency management reported water rescues ongoing with cars stalled in standing water in portions of Montgomery County, Maryland. In Rockville, cars were being towed from high water areas after the water receded.
In Prince George's County, torrential rains were falling in Brandywine, putting a damper on the evening commute.
At 9:15 p.m., trained weather spotters reported heavy rain in North Beach and Chesapeake Beach due to thunderstorms, with up to two inches of rain fallen.
Hail as large as 1-3 inches has been reported with these storms, including tennis ball-size hail in the Rockville and Woodbridge, Virgini
A severe thunderstorm warning for D.C., Falls Church, and northern Prince George's, southeastern Montgomery, northeastern Fairfax and Arlington counties is in effect until 9:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C., and its suburbs was under a severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m., as strong storms moved through the area Monday evening, Storm Team4 said.
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