Torrential Rain, Nine Suspected Tornadoes As Isaias Tracks Into The Northeast

 Tuesday, August 4, 2020

 WTOP News

Isaias is racing up the East Coast, dumping between 2 and 6 inches in much of the D.C. region and spawning numerous tornadoes from Central Virginia through Southern Maryland — though the worst of the storm appears to be past us.

Tropical Storm Isaias — which made landfall in North Carolina last night as a hurricane with winds near 85 mph — continues to bring a flood threat to millions along the Interstate 95 corridor.

Forecasters are still warning of a flood risk in the District, Baltimore and the suburbs, though the storm’s heaviest bands are clearing out of the area and conditions near the nation’s capital should rapidly improve around noon as Isaias’ center crosses over the Delmarva.

Here’s what you need to know: It’s (almost) over: Heavy rainfall is wrapping up in Northern Virginia but continues to fall steadily in Eastern Maryland.