Monday, June 26, 2006

Flood Threat Continues

FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS are in effect for the entire DC metro area. See details in the Current Watches and Warnings box above. Headed out for the commute home? Listen live to WTOP for the latest road conditions.

6:30pm Update: Light to moderate rain now falling in much of the metro area will become heavier at times in many places over the next couple of hours as stronger storms move in from the south.

For the outlook through tomorrow, and a recap of events since yesterday night, scroll down to Jason's post below.

5:00pm Update: The Flash Flood Warning has been extended for DC and the immediate area except for Prince George's County until 11pm. An area of moderate to heavy rain extends from Springfield northward along much of the VA Beltway and is moving into western Montgomery County.

3:30pm Update: Storm activity is now located almost completely outside the Beltway. The heaviest showers are in southern Montgomery and western Fairfax Counties. Another area of moderate to heavy rain is in southwestern Prince George's County. Dulles has recorded 1.43" of new rain since 8am today. A band of storms extends southward just west of I-95 in Virginia to south of Richmond.

1:30pm Update: Right now, the local areas most affected by showers are in a narrow band from near Bowie southwestward across the eastern portion of DC through Alexandria and along I-95. Don't be fooled if you're seeing sunshine and some blue sky, as we are here in west-central Montgomery County. The air is extremely juicy; dewpoints in the area are in the low to mid 70s, and Stafford is reporting a super-tropical 81°. The sun just adds fuel to the mix, and bands of showers and storms extend (with some breaks) from north of Baltimore southward well into southern Virginia. These storms are moving a little east of north and will impact various parts of the DC region intermittently through the afternoon and evening, some with heavy downpours.

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