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EXPIRED: Flash flood warnings pop in Montgomery, P.G....

July 25, 2011 - 03:47 PM
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Drive carefully: Clusters of afternoon thunderstorms are creating impromptu streams and shallow pools on D.C.-area roadways.

The color brown marks areas where pop-up lines of bobbing ducklings may appear this afternoon and evening.

The unstable, moist atmosphere above the District has squeezed out so much water today that flash-flood warnings are appearing in several areas in the suburbs. Streams and pooled water will make for a nice obstacle course during your evening commute.

Stay alert under overpasses and in any area where water is running over the road, however small an amount it might be. The National Weather Service already has a report of one vehicle in Howard, Md., washed off of a roadway swamped with knee-deep water.

Here are the details of the standing flood warnings:

Warnings that last until 6:15 p.m. stand for:

HOWARD COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
NORTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
NORTHWESTERN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
NORTH CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND...
SOUTH CENTRAL BALTIMORE COUNTY IN NORTHERN MARYLAND...
SOUTHERN BALTIMORE CITY IN NORTHERN MARYLAND...

This warning states that heavy rain has swamped places along I-95 between D.C. and Baltimore and a hunk of northern Montgomery County and southern Howard County.

Warnings that last until 6:30 p.m. stand for:

KING GEORGE COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
STAFFORD COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA...
WEST CENTRAL CHARLES COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND...

In particular, drivers should keep their eyes peeled for flooding in Stafford, Aquia Creek, Potomac Creek and along I-95 in Stafford County.

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