WASHINGTON - Coastal Flood Warnings are in place across the region Tuesday as the area deals with high water and flooding concerns following a period of heavy rain last week and weekend.
FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the Potomac River is cresting and will rise to its highest levels in years. He says adding to the concerns is the possibility of rain Tuesday night which could bring heavy downpours and localized flooding.
FOX 5 cameras captured high water in Old Town Alexandria and at Washington Harbour in Georgetown where the Potomac River flooded its banks and spilled onto sidewalks and roadways. In the Laurel area, crews worked to clean up and repair the damage after the Little Patuxent River flooded and washed away parts of Route 198.
Today starts sunny & bright, but clouds build into the afternoon ahead of some scattered showers & thunderstorms. 5pm-9pm the "time to watch" for them here in DC. An isolated heavy downpour & localized flooding can't be ruled out. Cooler & dry tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/2s3HESHdbp— Mike Thomas (@MikeTFox5) June 5, 2018