Flooding in Friendship Heights around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday. (Christopher Fusco)

Flash flooding inundated parts of the Beltway on Tuesday as an area of torrential rain moved over already-saturated ground between 11 a.m. and noon. A flash flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service, which included Northwest Washington, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Arlington, among others.

The area of rain that triggered the flooding has weakened and is moving away from the Beltway, but the effects will continue as the excess water flows off. As it does so, it could cause flooding in parts of Howard, northern Anne Arundel and Baltimore. A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Howard County, including Columbia, Jonestown and Simpsonville.

Streams and creeks rose beyond their banks, and roads flooded in Friendship Heights, Van Ness and Adams Morgan.

Light showers may linger into the afternoon, but the heavy rain has now moved east of the immediate metro area. Weather should be fair for the Nationals game Tuesday evening.