(Updated at 4:50 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Fairfax County and surrounding areas starting tomorrow afternoon.
The watch will be in effect from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning.
More from NWS:
* Multiple rounds of rainfall will occur through early Friday. The heaviest rainfall potential will begin Thursday afternoon and continue into Thursday night. Storm total rainfall amounts through Friday morning are expected to range between 2 and 3 inches.
* Flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas will be possible, and some smaller streams and rivers may exceed their banks.
People are urged to monitor weather forecasts.
Residents in the City of Falls Church can get up to 20 sandbags per household, according to an email from the city.
The city’s Department of Public Works is providing the sandbags, which will be available on a first-come, first-served at the Property Yard A (between 215 and 217 Gordon Road) on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“City staff will help with loading bags into a vehicle, but they will not be responsible for vehicle damage,” the email said. “Sandbags must be returned to the distribution site after the storm.”
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