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.

The heaviest rain is expected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. This front is moving quickly and is anticipated to be out of the area by mid to late afternoon.NWS-weather-10-7-13

Today’s Forecast

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.

More on the forecast.

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One response to “Tornado Watch and Hazardous Weather Outlook”

  1. Bob Braxton says :

    our dry ground plot likes water today