When motorists, cyclists and scooter riders hop onto the roads for the afternoon rush-hour commute Tuesday, they’ll encounter slick roads and flooded areas across the DC metro region.
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for much of the area until 7:15 pm, including Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well as the cities of Fairfax, Manassas Park, Alexandria and Falls Church in Virginia.
Commuters should expect high-water areas, delays, detours and backups, much like the rainstorms the area experienced over the past several weeks.
There are scattered showers and storms moving through the region currently. More showers and storms are expected throughout the day with some storms possibly being severe. pic.twitter.com/7cRPjB8Du4— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 21, 2018
Forecasters said the rain could become heavy around 5 pm, with storms moving out of the region by midnight.