Torrential Rain Produces Flash Flooding Around Alexandria. Radar shows the downpour has eased up a few yet flooding is progressing in pieces of the locale, particularly around Alexandria and only east of Manassas where up to 5 inches has fallen in only two hours. All the more, by and large, most areas west and southwest of downtown Washington have seen 1 to 3 inches fortunately the most exceedingly awful is likely finished albeit some short, locally hefty storms stay conceivable throughout the few hours.
While the downpour has facilitated, high water remains, and is ideal to keep away from movement until sunshine, particularly in case you’re in the zone among Manassas and Alexandria. The flooding has shut various streets and prompted some abandoned vehicles. For instance, the Weather Service got these reports:
A vehicle was stuck on the slope between the Beltway and Interstate 95 in Alexandria
A vehicle was struck at the Route 50 and Rt. 7 Intersection in Falls Church (almost Seven Corners)
Old Richmond Road was shut down around Richmond Highway in Alexandria because of high water
The stream measure on Backlick Run in Landmark rose 6 feet in less than 30 minutes
As noted before, King and Prince roads in Old Town were additionally shut because of flooding.
1:30 a.m. — Radar demonstrates up to 4 crawls of downpour has fallen in pieces of Alexandria; another 1 to 2 inches are conceivable
Torrential Rain Alexandria has been hardest hit by the center of the night deluge with the heaviest aggregates surpassing 4 crawls around Huntington. We’ve seen extra reports of street terminations in Alexandria, remembering Prince and King roads for Old Town.
The downpour isn’t as outrageous now as it was in the course of the last 60 to an hour and a half yet is still very weighty and could deliver another inch or two throughout the following little while. Once more, hold off on any movement until sunshine if conceivable.
We’ve gotten reports of flooding in Alexandria from the Del Ray region on Twitter, see picture beneath; what’s more, the National Weather Service got a report of high water obstructing three paths along Interstate 395 close to the Glebe Road exit.
“Just drove 395 out of downtown-deceptive and many overflowed regions with slowed down vehicles,” tweeted @NatHokie.
Best to remain off the streets short-term.
12:50 a.m. — Flash flood alerts gave for a significant part of the quick D.C. region
Heavy downpour has spread over the vast majority of the space inside the Beltway and just toward the west over the previous hour. The heaviest deluges, where Doppler radar demonstrates a few inches have fallen as of now, have centered over Alexandria. These tempests are extremely sluggish and could create another 1 to 3 crawls of downpour throughout the few hours, which means far and wide sums of no less than 2 or 3 inches are reasonable with confined sums up to 4 to 6 inches. Such sums can possibly cause impressive glimmer flooding in spaces of helpless waste and close to streams.
8:30 p.m. — Showers and tempests might be inconsistent regardless of blaze flood observe
Torrential Rain: Very little shower and tempest action have appeared in the quick locale so far this evening. Be that as it may, the climate contains high dampness levels and, as a virus front pushes through, for the time being, some sluggish weighty storms could create, which is the premise of the glimmer flood watch which produces results at 10 p.m. In light of radar patterns and transient models, in any case, it appears inclusion of any downpour will be inconsistent as opposed to boundless.
Subsequent to hitting no less than 90 degrees in many spots along and east of the I-95 passageway this evening, rainstorms are moving in. They might be solid to serious through this evening, particularly south of D.C. Basically we will not hit 90 degrees again for some time, because of this virus front traveling through. Tomorrow is lovely, however, we can’t dispense with downpour possibilities (which rise again for the week’s worth of work).
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