Heavy Rain Expected Monday Night/Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecast indicates scattered showers and possible thunderstorms throughout this afternoon and evening. NWS expects heavier rainfall beginning tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23.

Fairfax County can expect to receive 1 inch to 2 inches of rain with some areas of the county experiencing an additional 1inch to 2 inches over a short period of time. The heavy rains are expected to end sometime tomorrow evening, but intermittent showers are expected through Wednesday of next week.

Based on current conditions and the projected forecast, county officials do not anticipate any significant flooding in the Huntington or Belle View/New Alexandria areas this evening. If the heavier rain amounts are received tomorrow, residents may experience roadway flooding in the Huntington area and localized street flooding in the New Alexandria/Belle View area.

County public works, emergency management and public safety personnel are monitoring the weather and will continue to do so through the evening and overnight and will alert residents should any additional information become available or actions necessary.

For the current weather forecast, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/weather.htm. Residents without Internet access or not near a computer, may call 703-652-1210 to listen to the current NWS forecast.


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