Flood Warning Until 8 p.m.; High Winds Overnight

A flood warning has been issued for urban areas and small streams in Northern Virginia until 8 p.m. This will impact rush hour traffic.

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice…turn around…don’t drown.

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported

Rainfall on already saturated grounds will cause creeks and streams to rise out of their banks and may impact roadways and storm drains.   

Additional rainfall amounts around 1 to 1.5 inches are expected. Expect ponding of water on roadways and poor visibility. 

Rainfall will continue through this evening…heavy at times and then will turn to snow. Accumulations of less than one inch are expected. High winds with 30-40 mph gusts will accompany this changeover and may cause trees to fall

Please keep your children away from streams and creeks, too.

-Published 3:55 p.m.

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.