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UPDATED: Flash Flood Warning for Fairfax County

Posted at 9 a.m.
UPDATED: 10:40 a.m.
UPDATED: 11:25 a.m.

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning for Fairfax County remains in effect until 1:45 p.m.

At 10:24 a.m., numerous reports of significant flooding and flash flooding have been received throughout the D.C. metro area. Several streams, particularly in the Cameron Run area, are currently experiencing flooding. Flooding is imminent on Rock Creek and Accotink Creek with significant walls of water expected to be moving downstream on rapid rises. With heavy rain just moving out of the area, the Flash Flood Warning has been extended through early afternoon.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property. Please stay away from creeks and stormwater retention ponds as water may rise rapidly.

County Closures

As of 8:45 a.m. this morning, torrential rainfall was crossing the area. Numerous flash flood warnings are in effect. Flooding will likely impact normal commuting patterns. If water covers a roadway, find another route. Unfortunately, some people will attempt to drive their cars through flooded roadways only to stall and become trapped. Remember: turn around, don’t drown.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Fairfax County Until 4:30 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:48 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southeastern Fairfax County until 4:30 p.m.

At 3:42 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Fort Hunt, moving east at 30 mph. Quarter size hail and 70 mph wind gusts are possible.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County Until 4 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:22 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County until 4 p.m.

At 3:10 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over Centreville, moving east at 30 mph; ping pong ball size hail and 60 mph wind gusts are possible.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County Until 3:15 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 2:40 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Fairfax County, including the city of Fairfax, until 3:15 p.m.

At 2:32 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over The Plains, 11 miles north of Warrenton, moving east at 40 mph.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Eastern Fairfax County Until 4:15 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

Posted at 3:43 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for eastern Fairfax County and the city of Falls Church until 4:15 p.m.

At 3:36 p.m. EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Chevy Chase to Mantua to 9 miles south of Linton Hall, moving east at 45 mph.

Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

Locations impacted include Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Clinton, Springfield, Fort Hunt, Groveton, Falls Church and Huntington.

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