Weather Alert: Severe Storms, Flash Floods Possible Thursday


    Strong storms could bring more flooding to the D.C. area on Thursday — just as drivers are hitting the roads for the afternoon rush hour. Thursday will be a Storm Team4 Weather Alert day. A flash flood watch will be in effect from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. Friday. Historic Flash Flood Hits DC, Stranding Cars in High Water Some scattered showers are possible during the morning. It will be hot and humid with temperatures reaching around 90.A line of strong storms is likely during the afternoon and evening hours. The storms could be slow-moving with heavy rain, capable of dropping 1-2 inches of rain. Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App Wind gusts could also approach 60 mph, possibly leading to some damage. Water could rise quickly as the ground is saturated with moisture already, meaning flash floods are possible. Driver Killed in I-95 Crash in Va.; Highway Partially Closed “Stay very weather alert today,” Storm Team4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell said. If you approach a road that’s flooded, turn around, don’t drown.This round of storms is expected to bring less rain than the storms that flooded D.C. on Monday, when a record 3.41 inches of rainfall fell at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in the span of a couple hours. In southern Maryland, along the Patuxent River, 4.03 inches were measured.The inundation stranded drivers, poured into Metro stations and soaked basements, including the White House’s.On Friday, early rain and localized showers are possible, but most of the D.C. area will likely stay dry.Stay with News4 and for updates to this forecast.