Flash flood watch for Fairfax Monday

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch, in effect from 9 a.m. through this evening.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected today with localized heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible.

Runoff from excessive rainfall may cause rapid rises of water in low-lying and poor drainage areas as well as streams and creeks, resulting in flash flooding. Urban areas will be most susceptible.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.

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