The first full day of spring was certainly a wet one, and the super soaker left much of the region with some area flooding to contend with.
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Thursday’s rain fell steadily through the afternoon, with rain totals between 1 to 2 inches in some areas.
The National Weather Service said residual runoff may persist through the late evening.
The heavy rainfall may cause streams and creeks to go out of their banks and cause flooding of low-lying, urban and poor drainage areas. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action in case of flooding.
Some area roads are closed due to flooding.
Traffic Advisory – FLOODING & High Water portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Dr., River Rd, Bradley Blvd., Brighton Dam Rd…some lanes CLOSED – See list below for other potential areas – Don’t Drown, Turn Around https://t.co/85Ka219Qxp
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) March 22, 2019
— Fairfax County Police (@FairfaxCountyPD) March 22, 2019
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The rain tapered to showers in the evening, and it is expected to end before midnight. But winds are expected on Friday, averaging 20 to 35 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Windy and chilly. Temps in the upper 30s to the low 40s.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy and windy. Some passing showers/sprinkles. Highs upper 40s to mid 50s
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. Highs in the low to mid 50s
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the lower 60s