Tysons, VA

(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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The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, saying that snow, sleet, ice and freezing rain are likely to hit Fairfax County and surrounding areas tomorrow.

The advisory is set to go into effect from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 18).

Snow and sleet is expected to total 1 inch, while ice could accumulate up to 1/10 of an inch., NWS says.

More from NWS:

* WHAT…Snow, sleet and freezing rain expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.

* WHERE…Portions of central Maryland, northern and northwest Virginia and eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN…From 7 AM to 7 PM EST Saturday. Precipitation will begin as snow before transitioning to sleet and freezing rain. Precipitation will change to rain late in the day.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

NWS recommends that people stay cautious of ice when walking outside and that drivers slow down.

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Get ready to bundle up if you venture outside this afternoon — forecasters expect a windy day.

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Fairfax County and surrounding areas. The advisory says people can expect west winds from 20-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 mph from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Forecasts say the temperature will be around the low 40s today — which could feel more like the 20s with wind.

More from NWS:

* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central, north central and northern Maryland and northern and northwest Virginia.

* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 5 PM EST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

People are advised to be cautious while driving and to secure outdoor objects.

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Schools and federal offices are closing early today ahead of the first snow of 2020.

Fairfax County and surrounding areas are under a Winter Weather Advisory today (Tuesday) for 1-3 inches of snow. The advisory is set to last until 7 p.m.

More from NWS:

* WHEN…From noon to 7 PM EST Tuesday. The heaviest snow is expected between 2 PM and 6 PM.

* IMPACTS…Snow covered and slippery roads are expected. This will impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow rates could exceed one inch per hour with visibility around one-quarter mile at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

Due to the expected snow, Fairfax County Public Schools will close two hours early today.

Federal offices will have early dismissal today.

For commuters, the Virginia Department of Transportation wants people to monitor weather conditions and beware of slick spots on roads.

“Crews have pre-treated trouble spots in higher elevations,” VDOT said in an email earlier today. “Drivers will begin to see trucks staging throughout the region this morning to prepare to plow and treat roads as needed.”

To accommodate more commuters leaving work early today, Metro tweeted plans to “ramp up service on bus and rail.”

Photo by Jessica Fadel on Unsplash

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A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Fairfax County and the surrounding areas tonight.

The National Weather Service’s advisory is in effect until midnight.

More from NWS:

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

* WHAT…Areas of dense fog with visibility around one-quarter
mile.

* WHERE…The Washington and Baltimore Metropolitan areas, central
Maryland, northern Virginia, portions of central Virginia and
eastern West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until midnight EST tonight.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

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Get ready for a chilly Saturday — a Freeze Warning has been issued for Fairfax County for tomorrow (Nov. 2).

Temperatures as low as 30 degrees are expected from 2-9 a.m. with frost and freeze conditions.

More from the National Weather Service:

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 9 AM EDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 expected.

* WHERE…The District of Columbia, portions of central,
northern and southern Maryland and central and northern
Virginia.

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 9 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor
plumbing.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

NWS recommends that people prevent possible bursting of pipes by wrapping, draining or slowly let dripping from them. People are also encouraged to cover above-ground pipes.

Photo by Paddy O Sullivan/Unsplash

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Update at 10:20 p.m. — A second Severe Thunderstorm has been issued, through 10:45 p.m.

Earlier: Portions of Tysons, McLean, Vienna and Falls Church are currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

The warning is in effect until 9:45 p.m. The D.C. region remains under a Tornado Watch until midnight.

More from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… THE CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 945 PM EDT.

* AT 908 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CENTREVILLE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…DAMAGING WINDS WILL CAUSE SOME TREES AND LARGE BRANCHES TO FALL. THIS COULD INJURE THOSE OUTDOORS, AS WELL AS DAMAGE HOMES AND VEHICLES. ROADWAYS MAY BECOME BLOCKED BY DOWNED TREES. LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS MAY BECOME PROJECTILES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… CENTREVILLE, BETHESDA, RESTON, ANNANDALE, FAIRFAX, VIENNA, FALLS CHURCH, MANTUA, PIMMIT HILLS, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE, MCLEAN, POTOMAC, NORTH BETHESDA, OAKTON, CHANTILLY, TYSONS CORNER, WOLF TRAP, GREAT FALLS, MERRIFIELD AND CHEVY CHASE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT FOR CENTRAL MARYLAND…AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

REMAIN ALERT FOR A POSSIBLE TORNADO! TORNADOES CAN DEVELOP QUICKLY FROM SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. IF YOU SPOT A TORNADO GO AT ONCE INTO THE BASEMENT OR SMALL CENTRAL ROOM IN A STURDY STRUCTURE.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Fairfax County and the D.C. region.

The Tornado Watch is in effect until midnight.

Storms with heavy rain and strong winds are expected to reach Fairfax County between 7-9 p.m., forecasters warn. Trick-or-treaters and Halloween party-goers should seek shelter.

The National Weather Service issued this statement:

…DAMAGING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN MID AFTERNOON AND MIDNIGHT…

A line of thunderstorms is expected to move east across the region. These storms will bring the possibility of damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. Please be sheltered when these thunderstorms pass through your area.

The most likely timing of the line ranges from mid to late afternoon for the Potomac Highlands, to the evening for the Baltimore/Washington metros, to between 9pm and midnight for areas east of I-95 to the Chesapeake Bay. The storms will likely last an hour or less in most areas.

Stay informed. For more exact timing for your location, consult the forecast for your community at our website weather.gov or our Facebook or Twitter feeds for National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington.

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The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Fairfax County and surrounding areas.

The advisory says that gusts could reach up to 50 miles per hour. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m.

More from the National Weather Service:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * WHERE…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. * WHEN…UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

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The Tysons area is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, which includes the D.C. area.

The warning will last until 5:45 p.m. People can expect winds up to 60 miles per hour with “quarter size hail.”

More from the National Weather Service:

At 4:57 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Great Falls to Fairfax to near Bull Run, moving east at 25 mph…

IMPACT…Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

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