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Slow-Moving Storms May Cause Flash Floods in DC Area

Flash Flood Watch in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday; Storm Team4 has declared a Weather Alert

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Slow-moving storms and downpours will affect some spots around the D.C. area Friday night, creating a risk for flash flooding.

A flash flood watch is in effect for most of the area until 2 a.m. Saturday. A flash flood warning is in effect until 12:45 a.m. in Anne Arundel County. Here's a full list of weather alerts.

Periods of rain and thunder look most likely between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. A quick inch or two of rain could fall in any storms.

Saturday is looking mainly, if not completely, dry. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper said she can't rule out a shower early and a storm later in the day, but most spots should remain dry.

Sunday will be hot, with the heat index around 95° and mostly sunny skies.

It will be a reprieve after a tropical storm inundated many neighborhoods with rain and subsequent storms brought more flash flooding to the region.

On Thursday, a dangerous storm prompted a flash flood emergency for central and northern Loudoun County, where a storm dropped up to 5 inches of rain in four hours in areas near Leesburg as of 11 p.m.

If you encounter high water, turn around, don't drown.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast.

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