WASHINGTON — A Yellow Weather Alert continues overnight for showers and storms with locally heavy rains and even a few severe storms.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Saturday. Storms will be slow-moving but may cause flooding in the area. An Areal Flood Warning is in effect for Prince George's County until 4:15 a.m.. Clouds and a few showers Saturday morning will give way to afternoon sunshine.
Some roads are still closed Friday after more than five inches of rain fell Thursday just north of Leesburg over a 2 to 3 hour period causing multiple roadways to be washed out and water rescues to occur.
The area of Limestone Branch in Leesburg felt the brunt of the storm with flooding water rising to 7.5 feet Thursday night, the National Weather Service tweeted. Water entered homes near the stream and approached US Route 15.
More showers and storms overnight. Some of these storms will be strong to severe again. With the grounds saturated and heavy rain some areas may experience flash flooding. The threat of flooding is east of DC overnight.
High pressure builds in over the weekend with only isolated storms and highs in the upper 80s to around 90. Clouds and a few showers will linger Saturday morning. Outdoor plans are generally safe, just keep in mind that a storm could pop up at some point in the afternoon.
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Overnight: Scattered strong to strong showers/storms east, ending late, patchy fog. Low: 73.
Saturday: Early showers and clouds, partly cloudy and warm, isolated evening storms. High: 87.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, stray evening storm. High: 90.
Overnight: Scattered strong showers and storms east ending late, patchy fog. Lows: 66 - 74. Winds: Light.
Saturday: Early clouds and showers, partly cloudy and warm, isolated evening storms. Highs: 83 - 88. Winds: Light.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, stray evening storm. Highs: 86 - 91. Winds: Light.
Highs will be in the low to mid 90s for most of the coming week. Only isolated storms are possible Monday and Tuesday. Storm chances are higher starting Wednesday and through next week.
Monday: Partly cloudy and hot, isolated evening storms. Highs: 87 - 92.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and hot with an isolated shower or storm. Highs: 88 - 93.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and hot with p.m. storms. Highs: 88 - 93.