Updated at 2:45 p.m. — NWS canceled the Flash Flood Watch for Fairfax County.
Earlier: Get ready for heavy rain this afternoon and evening.
Fairfax County and surrounding areas are under a Flash Flood Watch starting at 2 p.m. today (Monday).
More from the National Weather Service:
* From 2 PM EDT this afternoon through this evening
* Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and this evening in a very warm and humid environment. There is potential for showers to move repeatedly over the same areas and to produce intense rainfall rates in a short period of time that may lead to flash flooding. The greatest risk of flash flooding is across northern and central Maryland.
NWS wants people to monitor the forecast and stay alert to any possible Flash Flood Warnings that may pop up.
The Flash Flood Watch has been trimmed back and now only includes much of northern/north-central MD. Numerous thunderstorms still expected this afternoon, some of which could produce damaging winds. Most likely time period is between 2-8pm. #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx pic.twitter.com/NNcL63kHTK
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) June 17, 2019