A Flood Watch has been issued for Fairfax County and the rest of the D.C. area.
The alert will be in effect from 11 p.m. today (Friday) through 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday), according to the National Weather Service, which warns that “excessive” rainfall may lead to flash flooding.
Rain levels are expected to range from 1 to 7 inches, depending on the exact location.
Here is more from the NWS:
* WHEN…From 11 PM EDT this evening through Saturday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Showers are expected with scattered thunderstorms late this evening into midday Saturday. Average rainfall amounts around 1 to 3 inches are expected, but localized amounts around 4 to 7 inches in heavier showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts around 1 to 3 inches within an hour or two are possible in areas where the heaviest rainfall occurs. The best chance for the heaviest rainfall will be overnight into Saturday morning.
A slow moving front will lead to increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms through this evening. Showers will have the potential to produce periods of moderate and heavy rainfall and may lead to scattered instances of flash flooding this evening and into Saturday. pic.twitter.com/TnNDOFPW86
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) July 8, 2022
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