If you’ve stepped or looked outside this afternoon, it will likely come as no surprise that a wind advisory has been issued for Fairfax County and the rest of the D.C. area.
Sent out at 2:47 p.m., the National Weather Service says that the advisory will be in effect until 8 p.m., with wind gusts potentially reaching up to 50 miles per hour.
Here are the details from the full alert:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
* WHAT…Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected.
* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central and southern Maryland and northern Virginia.
* WHEN…Until 8 PM EDT this evening.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
“Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle,” the NWS said. “Secure outdoor objects.”
[4/21 at 3 PM] A Wind Advisory is in effect until 8 PM this evening.
💨 15-20 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph
🗑️Secure outside objects (trash cans, recycling bins, etc.)
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— Ready Fairfax (@ReadyFairfax) April 21, 2021