Flood Watch in effect as heavy rain drenching DC area

A Flood Watch is in effect for the majority of the D.C. region as widespread heavy rain is impacting the holiday travel commute along with potential delays at airports.

The potential rainfall amount for most parts of our area should be around 1 to 2 inches for the next couple of days as the heaviest should come down from Thursday night into Friday morning. The precipitation should taper off to showers, according to the FOX 5 Weather Team.

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The National Weather Service warns that this storm system along with the previous recent rain could produce the potential for flooding as excess runoff from the rain will continue to flow into streams, creeks, rivers and other areas.

People should also be cautious of possible wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour late Thursday night and also during the overnight hours.

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