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Over the past week and a half, heavy rains have dominated the weather pattern, from the Mid-Atlantic down through Florida. In the Mid-Atlantic region, heavy rain led to several washed-out roads in central Virginia following over half a foot of rainfall in just a matter of a few hours. This prompted schools in three different counties to close due to unsafe travel conditions. This heavy rain also led to a significant increase in the river water levels. As of Monday morning, seven river gauges are in flood stage, including the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry, Maryland, which is just northwest of Washington, DC. This gauge is measuring water levels at moderate flood stage. Even though its moderate, all that water still has to travel downstream, and the effects are being felt in our nation’s capital. The below video shows the scene at the Potomac River in Washington, DC. Credit: @johnthejewelerdc/Instagram Farther…