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
Photo via vantagehill/Flickr
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the area until 11 p.m. today.
The National Weather Service says that strong and widespread thunderstorms are in the afternoon and into the evening.
Another, possibly stronger and more widespread round of thunderstorms is expected this afternoon/evening. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the areas highlighted in green on map 1. Also, the threat level for severe weather has been increased across the areas in yellow on map 2 pic.twitter.com/JvPr1GcDKO
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) July 6, 2020
Forecasters also say to watch out for damaging winds, large hail and an isolated threat for flooding.
A flash flood watch is also in effect until 6 p.m. today in Herndon and Reston.
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* PORTIONS OF MARYLAND, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN MARYLAND, ANNE ARUNDEL, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST HOWARD, CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MONTGOMERY, NORTHERN BALTIMORE, NORTHWEST HARFORD, PRINCE GEORGES, SOUTHEAST HARFORD, AND SOUTHERN BALTIMORE. THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA.
* UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING
* THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THIS EVENING ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR. SOME AREAS MAY EXPERIENCE MULTIPLE THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THIS EVENING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1-2 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE, WITH SOME ISOLATED AMOUNTS OVER 3 INCHES POSSIBLE. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN OVER URBAN AREAS MAY LEAD TO INSTANCES OF FLASH FLOODING, AS WELL AS A POTENTIAL FOR CREEKS AND STREAMS TO RISE RAPIDLY IF SOME OF THE HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE REALIZED.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.
Staff photo by Jay Westcott
Reston and surrounding areas in Northern Virginia are under a severe thunderstorm watch.
The National Weather Service says that the watch is in effect until 10 p.m.
Forecasters say that strong winds are possible into the evening.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of DC, MD, PA, VA, WV until 10 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/J4Fe0ySwqe
— NWS Severe Tstorm (@NWSSevereTstorm) June 4, 2020
Photo via vantagehill/Flickr
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
Reston is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m. today.
The watch, which was issued by the National Weather Service, covers most of the DC, Maryland and Virginia region.
Numerous thunderstorms beginning to develop and become severe over the higher elevations. These will push east throughout the afternoon/evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the main threats. pic.twitter.com/xtn9vbFiTF
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 20, 2019
Photo via vantagehill/Flickr
A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 4:15 p.m. today (Thursday).
The National Weather Service issued the alert after a severe thunderstorm watch alert was sent earlier today. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m.
Damaging winds with wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour are possible.
Residents are encouraged to move to an interior room or to the lowest floor of a building.
Here’s more from the alert:
At 311 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Countryside to near Warrenton, moving southeast at40 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.
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 via NWS
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the county until 8 p.m. today (Thursday).
The National Weather Service issued the alert around 1 p.m. today.
Lightning and scattered wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour is possible.
Most of the rain is expected to hit the area this afternoon.
Locally damaging winds and large hail are also expected, according to the NWS.
Scattered showers moving east of metro Baltimore late AM. The main activity will affect the area this afternoon. Locally damaging winds and large hail expected. A tornado also possible. If you hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move indoors for safety! pic.twitter.com/s7VX13ZIXL
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 23, 2019
The National Weather Service has extended a severe thunderstorm warning to 5:30 p.m. today (May 22).
NWS advises the following:
Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning. Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor. Don’t drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.
To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in Sterling Virginia.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Dale City VA, Lake Ridge VA, Burke VA until 5:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/OIOSDS8BgV
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 22, 2018
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The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch through 9 p.m. today.
Wind gusts of up to 75 miles per hour are possible, as well as torrential rain, lightning, and hail, according to the Capital Weather Gang.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected throughout the weekend, with a break expected on Tuesday when cloudy conditions are possible.
Photo via @NWS_BaltWash
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of CT, DE, DC, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV until 9 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/5IkasOqzn9
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 18, 2017
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire region that will be in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.
According to the alert, isolated hail up to the size of a ping-pong ball is possible, as are scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph. In addition, frequent lighting is possible.
The watch extends from Virginia all the way up the East Coast to Connecticut.
Locally, the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang says they “expect that there will be a few severe thunderstorm warnings,” and to “anticipate scattered power outages from downed limbs.”
(This article was updated at 1:45 p.m. after a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the area.)
The National Weather Service has again issued a heat advisory for an area including Fairfax County, as the sizzling hot temperatures that we’ve felt all week just won’t go away.
From the NWS alert:
…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has
issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM EDT this
* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Around 105 this afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Risk of heat-related illness for those without air-
conditioning or those outdoors for an extended period.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is
expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity
will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency — call 911.
In addition, the NWS has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the area that will be in effect until 9 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV until 9 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/i8usDXbyxk
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) July 14, 2017
The National Weather Service says the area is under the watch until 7 p.m.
Storms should begin in the area about 3 p.m. and may bring damaging wind and hail, says the NWS.
Reston Now will update this story if the watch changes to a warning.