From the ABC 7 Weather team

Record rainfall in the D.C. area Friday

October 11, 2013 - 02:43 PM
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The wet pattern continues and area rainfall records have been broken as a result but when will it finally come to an end?


Here are the latest rainfall totals from the National Weather Service

Watch for high water on the roads tonight!

BWI Thurgood Marshall and Dulles Airports both broke their daily rainfall records today, with over an 2 inches recorded at Dulles Airport and over 3 inches at BWI. Reagan National also broke the record set back in 1905 as they sit at 1.39" as of 6pm.

Now that I am posting this, I see that I left the show in build mode, which explains the hash marks on the graphic! must be Friday.

These are impressive totals, and two-day totals are even higher with over 5 inches recorded at BWI, over 4 and a half inches recorded at Dulles and over 3 inches at Reagan.

This has really affected the flash flooding guidance as now if D.C. sees another inch or so of rain in the next 3 hours, the potential for Flash Flooding exists. Needless to say (but I'm saying it anyway), if you come across flooded roads or high water, turn around and find another route. You'll see Mark Brady's tweet below and understand why.

This has led to some high water spots across the region as reported through Fairfax County's twitter feed:

Another from Fairfax County:

And Mark Brady's twitter feed which covers Prince Georges County:

And a picture of said car from our reporter Brad Bell:

Showers will continue tonight but shouldn't be as heavy as they were yesterday and today. The chance for scattered showers remains in the forecast tomorrow along with a chance for some patchy drizzle. Sunday may start with some drizzle but by the afternoon hours, we may see an odd sight that we haven't seen in a while..this golden orb in the sky we call the sun. We're all waiting!

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