The National Weather Service in Sterling has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area until 1:45 p.m.
From the bulletin:
* At 104 PM EST, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from Broadlands to near Haymarket to 9 miles east of
Orange, moving east at 50 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT…Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches
to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as
damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by
downed trees. Localized power outages are possible.
Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.
* Locations impacted include…
Arlington, Alexandria, Stafford, Centreville, Waldorf, Dale City,
Rockville, Bethesda, Reston, Bowie, Leesburg, Annandale, Clinton,
Springfield, College Park, Fredericksburg, South Riding, Fort
Washington, Herndon and Greenbelt.
Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around
you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large
trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don’t drive
underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.
Radar map via National Weather Service
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