The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning at 5:30 a.m. that will stay in effect until 11 a.m. for Washington, DC.
NWS Doppler radar shows the area has seen an inch of rain across the area, with an additional 1-2 inches of rain expected.
Creeks and streams will continue to rise out of their banks, the NWS warns.
A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
From NWS: THE GAUGE AT ROCK CREEK IN WASHINGTON DC
IS APPROACHING ITS FLOOD STAGE OF 7 FEET. AT 7 FEET...WATER WILL
APPROACH JEWETT STREET NEAR THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOO. WATER WILL
ALSO REACH BETWEEN PICNIC AREAS 7 AND 10 IN ROCK CREEK PARK.
The NWS warns not to drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is enough to sweep vehicles off the road.