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Alexandria Fire Department rescued several people Sunday, weekly forecast looks stormy

(Updated 7:15 p.m.) The Alexandria Fire Department responded to 21 weather-related calls for service in the massive thunderstorm early Sunday morning, including three rescues that saved several people.

Two of the rescues were in Alexandria — one vehicle on N. Quaker Lane and a stalled vehicle on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, AFD senior public information officer Raytevia Evans told ALXnow.

The third incident was a swift water rescue in Fairfax County, Evans said.

“Do not drive in standing water,” Evans told ALXnow. “And please sign up for emergency alerts in the city.”

Evans said AFD is working in coordination with the Alexandria Office of Emergency Management to respond to emergency calls for service.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alexandria that remains in effect until 8:15 p.m.

The whole week ahead looks rainy.

According to NWS:

This Afternoon
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 7pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am, then a slight chance of showers between 8am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday Night
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Friday
A chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

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