A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. today (Thursday).
The National Weather Service issued the alert after a severe thunderstorm watch alert was sent earlier today. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m.
Damaging winds with wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour are possible.
Residents are encouraged to move to an interior room or to the lowest floor of a building.
Here’s more from the alert:
At 311 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Countryside to near Warrenton, moving southeast at40 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.
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