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Weather Alert: More Heavy Rain Expected in DC Area; Flood Watch Issued

Storm Team4 is tracking heavy rain and a flood watch this weekend for D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia

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Waves of heavy rain hit the Washington, D.C., area on Friday and will continue Saturday and into Sunday morning, and Storm Team4 is tracking a risk for floods.

A flood watch has been issued from Friday afternoon until early Saturday for D.C., Montgomery County, Prince George’s County and many parts of Northern Virginia, the National Weather Service says. Here's a list of severe weather alerts.

A flood watch means conditions will be right for high water to pop up. Stay aware in flood-prone areas and remember: Never drive into a flooded road. Several water rescues and road closures have been reported.

Wind gusts of 30-40 mph are expected.

Keep your wet weather gear handy. Rain will continue to have a major impact on Saturday and Sunday, Meteorologist Chuck Bell said.

“It may not rain every minute of every day,” Bell said. “But there are near certainties that you’re going to be rained on many, many times.”

Rainfall could total 1.5 to 2.5 inches by Saturday afternoon. Higher totals of 3 inches are possible far north and west of D.C., including northwestern Virginia and Frederick, Maryland.

Rain is expected to continue throughout the day Saturday. Expect highs in the mid-50s and no sunshine.

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The last of the steady rain is set to end early Sunday morning and most of the day could be dry.

Highs will be in the mid-50s again.

The good news: Dry weather and highs in the 60s will return for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast. Download the NBC Washington app on iOS and Android to get severe weather alerts on your phone.

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