Heavy Rains, Floods Strand Motorists; Wind Advisory In Effect

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A flooded street. (Photo credit: Chief Scott Graham/Montgomery County Fire Dept.)

A flooded street. (Photo credit: Chief Scott Graham/Montgomery County Fire Dept.)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Heavy rains overnight have flooded streets, leading to the rescues of a number of trapped motorists around Washington region. Most parts of the area received 1-3 inches of rain.

Rescue officials across the region say they’ve had a busy morning rescuing motorists who became trapped after trying to drive their car through high water.

Officials have release a list of the roads most prone to flooding in Montgomery County.

In Loudoun County, six people were rescued in five different water incidents between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning, county fire officials say.

A wind advisory remains in effect for the region until 6 p.m. Gusts of up to 50 miles per hour are possible.

Some residents lost power during the storm due to the high winds, which also toppled trees around the area.

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The storm is ushering in more seasonable temperatures following a two-day reprieve from winter.

Temperatures will hover around the 50-degree mark on Thursday before falling sharply overnight. Morning snow showers are possible on Friday with a chilly high of 36 degrees.

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