Reston is under a thunderstorm watch until around 2:45 p.m. today (Wednesday).
The National Weather Service encourages residents to move to an interior room in the lowest floor of a building.
Here’s more from the alert:
At 157 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Great Falls, or over Lowes Island, moving northeast at 25 mph. HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
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.
Photo by Ed Schudel