The remnants of Hurricane Florence are heading into Fairfax County and a tornado watch has been posted for the D.C. area into Monday evening.
The National Weather Service says the storm should move across the Mid-Atlantic tonight bringing with it heavy, and possibly excessive, rain. Forecasters predict 1 to 2 inches of rain, with some heavier downpours in thunderstorms. A flash flood watch is in effect until the overnight hours Monday into Tuesday. By Tuesday evening the Florence remnants should have move up into New England.
A serious crash on a wet road closed northbound Rolling Road at Hunter Village Drive Monday afternoon. Fairfax County police recommend caution due to changing road conditions.
Tuesday marks the anniversary of another storm
It was fifteen years ago Tuesday that Hurricane Isabel made landfall near Cape Lookout, North Carolina. According to the www.arcgis.com website “soon afterwards, Isabel’s interaction with terrain caused it to weaken to a tropical storm as it accelerated through the Mid-Atlantic states. Although the winds weakened, the tropical moisture still spread northward across the region.” Wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour were reported in the Washington, D.C. area and there was severe flooding along the Potomac.