Fairfax County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 4 p.m. this afternoon (April 9).
People should be prepared for an onset of gusty winds upwards of 50 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.
“Winds of this magnitude are capable of damaging tents, blowing around unsecured outdoor objects, and knocking down branches, trees and power lines resulting in power outages,” according to the National Weather Service.
10:30AM: Don't let the mainly sunny sky and light winds fool you! Showers & a few thunderstorms along a strong cold front moving in from the west mark the sudden onset of gusty, possibly damaging winds. pic.twitter.com/o0pcMM3V31
— National Weather Service Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) April 9, 2020