There’s a front stalled over the DC area and it’s pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. National Weather Service forecasters say that’s going to mean more weather trouble for Fairfax County right into the weekend.
The NWS calls the conditions “a recipe for heavy rain potential…which is starting to look like more a matter of when and how much, rather than if.” Two to five inches of additional rain is forecast through Friday. Because the soil is already saturated and streams are already swollen that means flooding is likely almost any day, with some potential for significant river flooding late in the week through the weekend.
The heaviest rain is expected Thursday and Friday and a Flood Watch has been issued from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.