More rain, more flooding forecast for Fairfax

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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.


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Ed Tobias
Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.