(Updated at 7:10 p.m.) The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria until 10:45 p.m.
NWS advises people to shelter in place.
607p: storms lined up just north of i66… very heavy rain and pockets of very strong wind. severe tstorm warnings in yellow polygons. pic.twitter.com/NOIzeZVIGs
— lowercase weather gang (@lowercasewx) August 28, 2020
According to the National Weather Service:
At 650 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area. Up to one inch of rain has already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of one to two inches are possible in the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly.
HAZARD…Life threatening flash flooding. Heavy rain producing flash flooding.
IMPACT…Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.