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Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight for most of DC area

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5:53 p.m.: A Flash Flood Warning for north central Washington County in Maryland is in effect until 10 p.m. At 5:47 p.m., law enforcement officials reported flash flooding from very heavy rain over north central Washington County, especially near the Clear Spring area. Radar estimates that over four inches of rain have already fallen across portions of the warned area. Additional rainfall amounts of up to one inch can be expected.

4:20 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southwestern Frederick County in Maryland and central Loudoun County in northern Virginia until 6:30 p.m. At 4:15 p.m., emergency management reported road closures due to flash flooding from very heavy rain. Additional rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch are possible.

4:15 p.m.: Flash Flood Warning for western Frederick County and northeastern Washington County in Maryland until 7:15 p.m. At 4:10 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated very heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding. Radar estimates that up to one inch of rain have already fallen across portions of the warned area. Additional rainfall amounts of up to two inches can be expected.

3:55 p.m.: A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Frederick and Montgomery counties in Maryland east central Loudoun County in northern Virginia until 6:45 p.m. At 3:48 p.m., Doppler Radar indicated very heavy rain capable of producing flash flooding. Radar estimates that up to one inch of rain have already fallen across portions of the warned area. Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches can be expected.

More storms that are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and last until the night is causing a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for a large portion of the D.C. region until midnight. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

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The National Weather Service says a very moist airmass has settled over the region. Additional showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop this afternoon into the evening. Some of the storms will contain very heavy downpours which may lead to flash flooding, especially over areas that received heavy rainfall yesterday. Hourly rainfall rates within the stronger thunderstorms may exceed one to two inches per hour. The shower and thunderstorm activity is expected to taper off later this evening.

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