The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Alexandria until 10 p.m.
“Flooding is ongoing or expected to begin shortly in the warned area,” according to NWS, which also issued a Flash Flood Warning for the area. “Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.”
According to NWS:
Between 1.5 and 2.5 inches of rain have fallen. To repeat, flash flooding is already occurring, with renewed flash flooding expected. HAZARD...Life threatening flash flooding. Thunderstorms producing flash flooding. SOURCE...Emergency management and stream gauges. IMPACT...Life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses.