Updated 6 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect until 6:30 p.m.
Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Reston and Herndon until 8 p.m. today (Friday). The watch covers 13 counties.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 5 p.m. today to 4 a.m. on Saturday.
The National Weather Service says that scattered showers and thunderstorms will hit the area this evening, potentially causing heavy rain in some areas.
Storms remain in the forecast as Tropical Storm Laura makes its way to the region. The storm is expected to affect Virginia on Saturday, according to forecasters.
Showers and storms are beginning to organize over west-central PA, these will eventually make their way to our area this afternoon. Some storms may become severe in nature with the most likely impacts being damaging winds. Visit https://t.co/MW83KHFiJb for important updates. pic.twitter.com/XWfeJIvtRh
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 28, 2020
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