Many area rivers and large tributaries are approaching or have passed flood stage following today's record-breaking rain, and are primed to crest in the next day or so.
I'm on a mission. To discourage motorists from driving through flooded roads.
Rain Thursday afternoon into this morning totaled roughly 2-4 inches along and west of I-95 and 1-3 inches east of I-95.
A plume of deep tropical moisture surging northward ahead of a slow-moving front promises to unleash wave after wave of heavy rain tonight into Friday morning.
A slowly-moving, energetic wave disturbance in the upper atmosphere and at the surface will usher in a tropical plume of moisture starting Thursday evening.
For the second time in the last three weeks, a large quantity of rainfall is targeting the D.C. metro region. Two to four inches could fall, focused Thursday into Friday.
The American model provided a remarkably good forecast for this week's rain event in Washington, D.C., superior to the European model.
The last 15 seconds: Wow, just wow.
Local rivers and creeks rose fast as 3-7" of rain was deposited into them. An assortment of dramatic pictures of the flooding from waterways around the region...
Reagan National, BWI and Dulles Airports all established daily records (for April 30) of 2.70 inches, 3.06 inches, and 3.99 inches, respectively