WASHINGTON -- The rain has stopped, but flooding and high water continue to cover roads in the region Thursday.
Road closures remain around the region and the risk of flooding forced the city of Laurel to evacuate several hundred people.
Lingering showers will give way to some sunshine Thursday as parts of the region deal with high waters and flooding. Wednesday’s record rainfall continues to run downstream causing more flooding concerns, even the sun has come out.
There is an ongoing Flood Warning for parts of Maryland as the Monocacy and Patuxtent rivers remain above flood stage.
Roads around the regions remain closed because of flooding and high water.
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After widespread and record rains across the region Wednesday, we finally enter a string of days that will be much more tranquil. A little on the humid side today, temperatures will warm into the mid 70s with a mix of sunshine and clouds. We cannot completely rule out a passing shower here or there through the day but overall, we will be dry with a slight breeze out of the west.
Still looking calm fro Friday with temperatures hovering right around 70 degrees. In fact, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday feature temperatures around the region in the upper 60s/lower 70s-which is right around seasonable for this time of year. Every day will feature a mixture of sun and clouds but very pleasant conditions. A passing sprinkle possible on Saturday and Sunday (very slight chances) but expect more rain by Monday night into Tuesday.
CITY OF FAIRFAX VA-LOUDOUN VA-FAIRFAX VA-
1047 AM EDT THU MAY 1 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS EXTENDED THE
* FLOOD WARNING FOR---
CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
WESTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
EASTERN LOUDOUN COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA
* UNTIL 200 PM EDT
* AT 1047 AM EDT---SEVERAL ROADS REMAIN CLOSED ACROSS THE AREA.
THOUGH THESE ARE MAINLY LOW WATER CROSSINGS---BULL RUN AND BROAD
RUN ARE STILL NEAR FLOOD STAGE. WHILE RIVERS ARE RECEDING---THE
FLOOD WARNING IS BEING EXTENDED THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON AS WATERS
CONTINUE TO RETURN TO THEIR BANKS.
A FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR HAS BEEN REPORTED.
STREAM RISES WILL BE SLOW. HOWEVER---ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD
TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IMMEDIATELY.
MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE---TURN AROUND---DONT DROWN.