Today’s Weather: What You Need to Know

Posted 6:52 a.m.

 There are two main lines of thunderstorms associated with today’s weather that may affect Fairfax County.

The first line will be between 8 and 10 a.m. and could impact the morning commute. However, this will be the less severe of the two lines of storms. The second storm will be in the area between 2 and 8 p.m. and could produce gusts in excess of 60-80 MPH. The storms are fast moving and should not last in any one area very long.

Sustained winds over the course of the day will be between 15-25 MPH, with gusts up to 35 MPH. Total rainfall is expected to be between 1-2 inches. Isolated tornado threats are still possible for Fairfax County, however the higest risk will be along the I-95 corridor between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.

In case you missed it yesterday, here are 7 tips to prepare for this storm.

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4 responses to “Today’s Weather: What You Need to Know”

  1. Anonymous says :

    Why does Fairfax County not give it’s employees the option to take unscheduled leave during storm emergencies? Not having a policy to protect it’s employees during emergency situations is reckless and an incident is bound to happen. Fairfax County officials would merely have to allow OPM apply also to Fairfax employees. Whether it is an ice storm in February or a a Derecho storm in the summer, Fairfax County should allow their employees unscheduled leave so they can get home safely and protect themselves.

  2. L. William Yolton says :

    Not just themselves, but their children and pets.

  3. Anonymous says :

    There were tornados in DC and we never had any updates on the blog. I felt like I wasn’t getting enough info.

    • Fairfax County Emergency Information says :

      The text/email alert system ( is intended to provide the fastest source of updates for ongoing, fast-breaking weather systems like today. Apologies. We will consistently reference that option and Twitter for near-real time updates.