A high wind warning will be in effect from midnight on Friday through 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Widespread power outages and downed trees are expected as winds of 25 to 50 miles per hour course through the area.
Wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour are also possible, according to the National Weather Service.
Here's a timeline graphic showing predicted peaks wind gusts Friday & Sat. After midnight tonight, we see a sudden increase. Widespread 50-60 mph gusts likely Friday. Bring in/secure outdoor furniture. Charge portable devices in case of outages. More info: https://t.co/f6zGil8ufw pic.twitter.com/URFMZz4U0w
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) March 1, 2018
Fairfax County Government also offered the following tips:
- Before sunset tonight, secure outdoor items like trash cans, lawn furniture and other objects. Trim tree branches away from your home.
- Be prepared for possinble power outages. Keep digital devices charged and plan to use flashlights.
- Report power outages to your provider. Dominion Energy’s line is 1-866-366-4357.
- Contact the appropriate entity to report downed trees and wires. A complete list is available here.
To contact Reston Association to reported downed trees on RA property, call 703-437-7648.
Preparing for tomorrow's #HighWindWarning, consider securing your items that are outside, & please report any downed trees on RA property to our Central Services Facility 703-437-7658. https://t.co/kyZMLEEmPs #Reston pic.twitter.com/Bbl4nrqpwe
— Reston Association (@RestonOnline) March 1, 2018