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DC-Area Roads Flood; Cold Front Approaches

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Steady rain moved out of the area Thursday after downpours flooded roads around the D.C. area. Some spots have seen more than 2 inches of rainfall, and areas to the south and east got much more, approaching nearly 6 inches in southern Maryland, Storm Team4 said.

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After nearly 24 hours of rain, flooding has also led to some road closures Thursday. News4's Justin Finch reports.

Downed trees were spotted in upper Northwest D.C. along Connecticut Avenue, and road closures were reported in several areas, including Charles, Fairfax, Spotsylvania and St. Mary's counties.

Stafford County Public Schools is holding classes virtually on Thursday due to high water and flooded roads. Spotsylvania County also moved school online.

Avoid travel if possible until conditions improve. Storm Team4 declared Thursday a weather alert day.

Never drive into a flooded roadway. Remember: Turn around, don't drown.

When or if you do head out the door, be sure to grab extra layers first: A cold front is set to arrive on Thursday and will drag down temperatures. Plan for low 60s in the morning, upper 50s by noon and near 50 degrees by sunset with a stiff north wind.

Wednesday clocked in as one of the top 10 wettest November days on record in the D.C. area. About 2.02 inches fell at Reagan National Airport.

By Friday afternoon, we could see some sunshine with highs right around 60 degrees.  

The rest of the weekend is looking drier, but cool.

For Saturday, there's essentially no chance of rain with highs in the 50s.

Sunday looks breezy and warmer with highs in the 60s and increasing clouds. There's a chance for showers in the evening and afternoon.

Stay with Storm Team4 for the latest forecast

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