Flash Flood Warning in Effect Until 11:15 am

Cheryl Sanders
July 10, 2019

Nearly a month's worth of rain fell in just one hour in Washington D.C., Monday, bringing a halt to the morning rush hour.

Between 9 and 10 a.m., 3.30 inches of rain fell at Reagan National Airport, just.43 inches shy of the monthly normal. Leaks dripped through into Metro stations as well. Some people were stranded in cars and several high water rescues were reported.

The National Weather Service has indicated that DC and surrounding areas in nearby Maryland and Virginia will remain under a flood warning.

The forecast calls for sunny and dry conditions over D.C. for the next two days, with rain chances returning on Thursday.

Heavy rain caused risky flash flooding and the flash flood watch was extended until 2 p.m. on Monday.

Transportation services were also halted.

It is in effect until 11:15 p.m.

"We expect that all VRE trains will experience delays this afternoon", spokesperson Karen Finucan Clarkson told local media. CSX and Amtrak have also put high-water speed restrictions in place.

Heavy rains have caused flash floods in areas of Washington DC in the United States, CNN reported.

Frederick police are warning drivers to be cautious even after the water recedes as there may be debris left behind on the roads.

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