Scattered showers and wind but not much more as Florence changes course

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Hurricane Florence is beginning to impact the North Carolina coast as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110 mph. The storm will continue to roil the coastline of North Carolina and move south to the South Carolina coastline for the next few days.

The good news for Fairfax County is that the track of the storm currently is far enough south that we are not expecting any significant impacts today through the weekend. We may, however, see some scattered showers and slight wind, but also sunshine on Saturday and Sunday.

Things could change though.

The path for Hurricane Florence once it makes landfall and moves westward into Georgia and Tennessee is still very much unknown and hard to forecast. The track of the remnants from Hurricane Florence looks to push north and then possibly north east into parts of Virginia and possibly over our area, producing heavy rainfall early next week in the Monday night – Tuesday timeframe.

To stay up-tp-date on the forecast and receive severe weather alerts via email and text message, be sure to sign up for Fairfax Alerts. You also may want to sign-up for Fairfax Connector BusTracker email or text alerts at to get notifications on possible detours, service disruptions and operating status changes due to weather conditions. You can also call Fairfax Connector customer service at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, for service information.

And if you are out on Virginia’s roadways today through the weekend, check road conditions for your trip before heading out at (here’s a direct link to road closures list – you can sort the closures by region/county).


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Truman Lewis
A former reporter and bureau chief, Truman Lewis has covered presidential campaigns, state politics and stories ranging from organized crime to environmental and consumer protection.