* Flood warnings for some area streams and creeks: List *

7:10 p.m. update: The flash flood watch scheduled to run through tomorrow morning was canceled early. Stream and coastal flooding will remain a concern in the short term and potentially in the days ahead.

From 4:30 p.m…

The bulk of today’s rain was focused west and east of the area. We’ve seen occasional heavier shower bursts pass by, and also plenty of drizzle. Themes set to persist. Temperatures have been more or less stuck in the near-70 zone in the city. As of publishing, D.C. has only seen readings change within a range of four degrees since late Wednesday morning.

Flooding in Stafford County, Va., resulted in the closure of roads and schools and damage to road pavement on Sept. 29. (WUSA)

Through Tonight: Periodic showers continue into the evening and through the night. There could be a clap or thunder or two. Rainfall coverage may try to increase this evening as a consolidated batch of showers over southeast Virginia heads this way. As we get past midnight, shower coverage should tend to wane again. Drizzle and patchy fog seems likely even when it’s not officially raining, though. Some slightly drier air trickles into the area, which mostly means temperatures might drop toward the low and mid-60s for lows.

View the current weather at The Washington Post.

Tomorrow (Friday): Showers continue across the region Friday. It seems the intensity and coverage will generally be lower than recently, but this storm has plenty of tricks to play, so it’s hard to bet too heavily on that. With occasional raindrops, plentiful clouds, and a wind off the ocean, it’s another day of highs mainly in the 60s. Mid-60s to near 70 should do it! Winds are from the northeast around 10 mph.

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A gray day at Tysons Corner. (Joe Flood via Flickr)

Pollen update: The most recent pollen count was washed out by rain.

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Coastal flooding: While the storm system affecting the Northeast has not dropped quite as much rain as it could have in the immediate area, it’s causing plenty of problems. A big one is coastal flooding and the attendant wind involved. The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, N.J., released this statement regarding Mid-Atlantic beaches:

A BLOCKED PATTERN OF STRONG EASTERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO AT LEAST FRIDAY MORNING. THIS HAS CAUSED STORM SURGES THIS MORNING OF AROUND 1 TO 2 FEET. THAT SURGE SHOULD INCREASE TO 2.5 FEET TONIGHT ALONG THE SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND DELAWARE ATLANTIC COASTS AS THE EASTERLY WIND STRENGTHENS 5 TO 10 MPH STRONGER THAN WHAT OCCURRED THIS MORNING.

Locally, Delmarva has been hit particularly hard. Numerous reports of flooding from rain and storm surge have come across, with more likely to continue.

Heavy rains that fell the night of Sept. 29 triggered severe flooding in parts of northern and central Virginia. Roads were flooded in the town of Oak Hall in Accomack County. (Storyful)