The National Weather Service has once again placed an area including Fairfax County under a wind advisory. It is scheduled to be in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.
From the NWS statement:
* WINDS…WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50 MPH.
* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS…TREES…AND POWER
LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.
A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED.
WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.
Winds quite gusty behind the front! Remain windy at times this afternoon… pic.twitter.com/nhW2ecush0
— Tucker Barnes (@TuckerFox5) January 26, 2017
The advisory was originally issued for areas west of the Metro area, but was later expanded.
Wind Advisory EXPANDED. Strongest winds through early evening. pic.twitter.com/Zgxt7zT9KX
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) January 26, 2017
Weather alert map via National Weather Service