Heavy rain douses D.C.


Heavy rain douses D.C.

UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

WASHINGTON - Rain and thunderstorms have dropped about 1 inch of rain across the listening area, with some spots receiving even higher amounts of rainfall.

The storms also triggered three tornado warnings today. The most recent was for the Laurel, Maryland, area. Early this morning, a tornado warning was issued for Virginia’s Clarke, Frederick and Warren counties and midday for D.C. and the inner suburbs.

Temperatures have dropped as the storm has moved east of D.C. 


Pepco - more than 400  mostly in Montgomery County.


The heavy rains could trigger flooding as many areas have already received more than a half inch of rain with more on the way. Drivers should be wary of high water on roads as they travel home this afternoon.

However the flood watch has been cancelled for much of the region. Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties still remain under a flood watch until 8 p.m.

The storms have knocked down some trees down in the WTOP listening area and power outages have been reported. 

The rain is expected through the afternoon and into the evening. It is moving from the South to the North-Northeast.

The forecast calls for the rain to move out overnight.

Thursday will be seasonable and near 70 with a stray shower. Sunshine returns Friday.

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