A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday).
The National Weather Service encourages residents to take shelter as soon as possible.
Here’s more from the alert:
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.
The warning covers Reston, Herndon, Oakton, Chantilly, Wolf Trap and Great Falls.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Reston VA, Herndon VA, Chantilly VA until 5:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/QY2Jaq31bV
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) June 27, 2019