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Heavy Rain Douses DC Area; Water Rescues Reported

The D.C. area is under a flash flood warning until midnight

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Heavy rain moved through the D.C. area Friday evening, flooding roadways in some areas.

The region was under a flash flood watch, and flood warnings were issued.

One to 3 inches of rain was expected in some places with water rising quickly on roadways.

There are reports of water rescues across the area, according to Storm Team4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer.

Flooding was reported in parts of Northern Virginia early Friday morning as strong overnight storms moved out of the area.

Difficult Run near Wolf Trap was reported flooded around 4:30 a.m., prompting a flood warning. Until 11:30 a.m., north central Fairfax County remains under a flood warning. Remember: Never drive into a flooded road.

Overnight storms brought heavy rain, thunder, lightning and damaging winds. Fairfax County and city reported numerous trees and wires down.

Saturday is expected to be nearly as hot, with highs in the low 90s. An isolated thunderstorm is possible. Rain chances are 30% overall.

It’s set to be cooler and less humid Sunday, with a high of 81 degrees. 

Stay with NBC Washington as we track the storms. 

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