Watch out – the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather outlook and flash flood watch for the area.
According to NWS, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Metro D.C. area – all the way down I-95 to Fredericksburg.
“Slow-moving thunderstorms capable of producing heavy rain will be possible today and tonight. These showers and storms may lead to flashFlooding,” stated NWS. The flood watch is in place until 7 p.m. and NWS is expecting several rounds of rainfall – including torrential rain rates. “Rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches are expected in the strongest storms,” stated NWS. Motorists need to be careful when driving, as roads could become quickly flooded, especially during heavy downpours.
Information on power outages, from Inside NOVA:
As of 10:30 a.m., more than 1,500 were without power in Fairfax County, including outages near Great Falls, Vienna, Mason Neck and Jefferson District Park, according to Dominion Energy. Three hundred residents were without power near Dumfries Road in Prince William County.
At 10:24 a.m., NOVEC was reporting 250 without power, including residents in Fairfax and Prince William counties. Earlier in the morning, more than 600 customers lost power in the Bristow area.