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Weather Alert: Heavy-Duty Rain, Flooding Possible Thursday

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Heavy rain could bring flooding and flash floods to the D.C. area on Thursday - a dramatic change from Wednesday's pleasant, warm weather.

Rainfall of 2 inches or more is possible on Thursday, creating a risk for flooding.

Storm Team4 advises to clear out any gutters and storm drains tonight.

Storm Team4 has declared Thursday a weather alert day. The National Weather Service announced a flood watch will be in effect throughout the D.C. area from the afternoon through the evening. Here's a full list of affected cities and counties.

The heaviest rain will end late Thursday evening but lingering showers will hang around. Friday will stay cloudy with passing showers much of the day and afternoon temperatures only reaching the low 60s.

On Saturday morning, storms will pull away and highs over the weekend are expected to hit the 70s.

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