Ashburn, Va. — The NFL is keeping tabs on the potential for heavy rain that could affect the Philadelphia Eagles’ game Sunday at Washington.

Steady rain drenched much of the East Coast on Wednesday, and it could get stronger in parts of Virginia and Maryland in the coming days.

Washington’s home stadium is in Landover, Maryland.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says Wednesday that the league is “closely monitoring the forecast and speaking with both teams.”

A story on NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk website, citing a report in the Washington Post, mentions Ford Field in Detroit having hosted a pair of NFL games because of weather-related problems elsewhere.

In December 2010, the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants played at Ford Field after heavy snow collapsed the roof at the Metrodome, the Vikings’ former home.

The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets played at Ford Field in November 2014 after heavy snowfall in Buffalo, New York, forced the teams to change locations.

Detroit News staff contributed