Tornado Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook
Updated 12:50 p.m.
The National Weather Service has cancelled today’s tornado watch. Rain will continue throughout the day.
Posted at 10:15 a.m.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Fairfax County and surrounding areas until 5 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 7. In addition, NWS has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook, which states that a strong cold front will move into the Mid-Atlantic states today.
NWS reports that showers and isolated thunderstorms could produce a period of heavy rainfall this afternoon with localized flooding mainly in urban locations. An isolated tornado and locally damaging wind gusts are possible with any thunderstorms that develop.
Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. High near 74. South wind 9 to 17 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.