” Drenching rain led to flash floods in the Washington and Baltimore metro areas Tuesday as a potent storm system slogged through the Mid-Atlantic.
The heavy rain is forecast to pelt the Northeast and New England later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.
A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Baltimore area as of late afternoon.
Several people were rescued from flooded cars and numerous roads were closed in the D.C. area, WUSA-TV reported. Roads are also closed in the Baltimore area.
As of late afternoon, Baltimore had picked up 6.27 inches of rain, making this the city’s second-rainiest August day since records began in 1871. Photos on social media showed cars swamped in a parking lot at BWI airport.
Some spots had picked up an estimated 10 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reported. “Numerous water rescues and road closures have been reported.” “