Street Flooding Potential in Parts of Fairfax County
Based on the forecast from the National Weather Service and recent rainfall, Fairfax County residents in the Huntington area – specifically on parts of Fenwick Drive and Arlington Terrace – have experienced some street flooding this morning.
Another band of weather could bring additional street flooding, and possible sidewalk or house flooding, depending on the weather track this evening and tomorrow.
Because isolated storms are expected today, the rainfall totals could be greater in localized areas than predicted for the county as a whole. As a result, these showers may cause isolated flooding, and residents need to be prepared and stay alert.
This afternoon, showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight, showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent with new rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tomorrow (Friday), there is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Residents in the Huntington, Belle View/New Alexandria areas of the county, as well as residents across the county who live in areas prone to flooding, should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.
Residents in such areas may want to take certain precautionary actions, such as moving vehicles to higher ground and moving items out of basements.
The National Weather Service also has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory until 8 p.m. A Coastal Flood Advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. NWS also forecast a tidal anomaly of 1-2 feet above astronomical predictions. This means possible minor tidal inundation along the tidal Potomac River tonight and likely again Friday morning. High tide tonight in Alexandria is 6:22 p.m.
County public works, emergency management and public safety personnel are monitoring the weather and will continue to do so through the evening and overnight and will alert residents should any additional information become available or actions necessary.