Keep an eye on the roads — the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Arlington through 6:30 p.m. tonight (Tuesday).
The weather service estimates the D.C. region could see up to two inches of rain in total tonight, though storms are supposed to move out of the area quickly.
The flooding has already prompted some road closures, including on the G.W. Parkway, which county police say is closed in both directions:
— Arlington Fire (@ArlingtonVaFD) July 17, 2018
— David Earle (@dearle12) July 17, 2018
The intersection of Columbia Pike at S. Greenbrier Street is closed due to standing water. A floor warning has been issued for Arlington County until 6:30 p.m. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters. If you see standing water, turn around don't drown. pic.twitter.com/lJNj6kpPuL
— ArlingtonCountyPD (@ArlingtonVaPD) July 17, 2018
More from the NWS:
The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a
* Flood Warning for…
The central District of Columbia…
Arlington County in northern Virginia…
Southeastern Fairfax County in northern Virginia…
The City of Alexandria in northern Virginia…
* Until 630 PM EDT.
* At 329 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain which will cause flooding. Up to one inch of rain has
already fallen. Additional rainfall amounts of up to one inch are
* Some locations that may experience flooding include…
Arlington, Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Fort Washington,
Fort Hunt, Groveton, Falls Church, Huntington, Mantua, Fort
Belvoir, Nationals Park, Gallaudet University, Reagan National
Airport, Rosslyn, Crystal City, RFK Stadium, Burke, Lincolnia and