Another round of soaking, heavy, potentially flooding rains will impact the Mid Atlantic today. According to the National Weather Service, there is a moderate risk of excessive rainfall which could lead to rapid onset flooding across portions of northeastern West Virginia, much of central Maryland, and Washington, DC. The area that features a slight risk of excessive flooding expands into portions of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop once again this afternoon and evening across the Mid Atlantic, especially from West Virginia east to Delaware. With very humid air in place, thunderstorms could quickly produce heavy rain with rates of 1-2″+ per hour.
The National Weather Service warns that such heavy rains could quickly lead to flash flood conditions with rapid rises along smaller streams possible. They caution: “turn around, don’t drown; never drive through flood waters.”