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DC Under Flood Warning Until 9 PM

Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.

DC is under a Flood Warning until 9 p.m. Wednesday. NWS map
DC is under a Flood Warning until 9 p.m. Wednesday. NWS map
A Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service Wednesday for the DC Metro area has been extended until 9 p.m. 

In addition to the flooding, there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes, especially in the southern part of the region, according to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang. The most likely timeframe for possible severe storms is 4-10 p.m.

Look for some road closures due to flooding. 

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be slow, the NWS states. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles; never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway, the NWS warns. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road.

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