Flooding concerns across DC region as heavy downpours continue

- Heavy showers and storms continue Tuesday as the D.C. region braces for the possibility of more flooding.

The slow-moving systems that have flooded low-lying areas also triggered a Tornado Warning in the Fairfax County region around 6 a.m. The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down at Thomas Jefferson High School in Fairfax County at 5:54 a.m. Tuesday.

FOX 5’s Tucker Barnes said more heavy rain is expected to move in from the south as the week continues.

In addition to the storms and humidity, the ground is becoming saturated and could lead to downed trees. On Monday, a woman was killed after a tree crashed into her home in Burke, Virginia.

A Flash Flood Watch is in place through 6 p.m. Wednesday as the steady rain is expected to continue.

FOX 5’s Bob Barnard was in Faixfax County, Virginia and spotted a vehicle stuck in the water after Accotink Creek spilled over onto Woodburn Road. Authorities say no one was trapped inside of the vehicle. Motorists are advised to always turn around if they encounter flooded roadways.

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