Today's earlier flash flood watch has been upgraded to a flash flood warning across Fairfax County.
The flash flood warning is in effect through 10:30 p.m. tonight (Monday).
The earlier tornado watch remains in effect through 10 p.m.
Here are the official alerts from the National Weather Service:
- Flash Flood Warning in effect June 10, 09:00 PM EDT until June 10, 10:30 PM EDT
- Tornado Watch in effect June 10, 08:14 PM EDT until June 10, 10:00 PM EDT
"The National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicates that 1 to 1.5 inches of rain fell in about an hour across much of Fairfax and Prince William counties. Several roads have been reported flooded and closed in Fairfax County," according to he National Weather Service.
The Fairfax County Emergency Blog has information on how to stay safe in flash flood and tornado conditions here.
In addition, Fairfax County officials released this special statement for residents of the Huntington, Belle View and New Alexandria areas, where flooding has been a significant problem in past rainstorms:
Based on the latest forecast, if we receive two inches of rainfall within a one hour period the Huntington area could experience significant street flooding. Residents should move cars to higher elevations. Localized street flooding could be expected in the Belle View/New Alexandria areas. We do not anticipate any structural flooding at either the Huntington or Belle View/New Alexandria areas. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions. Residents should be subscribed to the Riverwatch list on CEAN.
Residents on Arlington Terrace have reported some street flooding via Facebook, and firefighters are in the area advising residents to move their cars to higher ground.
Tuesday and Wednesday Forecast
Scattered thunderstorms may continue through the evening and overnight hours. Forecasters predict some clearing after midnight, but there is another chance of isolated thunderstorms Tuesday morning.
The weather system (which is bringing a warm front) will move out of the area by Tuesday afternoon, leaving behind sunny skies and a high in the mid-80s. Wednesday's temperatures could rise to near 90 degrees.