Flood Warning Until 7 p.m. Tonight (April 15) for Eastern Fairfax County
UPDATE: 4:25 p.m.
This afternoon’s flood warning has been canceled by the National Weather Service.
Posted at 3:45 p.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in Eastern Fairfax County until 7 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, April 15.
Around 3 p.m. this afternoon, observations indicated one to two inches of rain had fallen today between Burke and Springfield. Area streams were on the rise and some flooding of low-lying areas near streams, as well as low spots on roads near the stream crossings, is expected this afternoon.
A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported. Stream rises will be slow. However, you should take necessary precautions immediately. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams and ponding of water in urban areas such as highways, streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.
If you encounter excessive water on area roads, remember to “Turn Around; Don’t Drown.” And please keep children indoors and away from streams or creeks that may rise rapidly.
Get more on the weather forecast at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/weather-forecast.htm.