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by ARLnow.com — August 26, 2012 at 4:20 pm 1,308 2 Comments

Update at 8:25 p.m. — The storm threat appears to have passed.

A line of strong thunderstorms, packing heavy rains and gusty winds, is heading toward Arlington.

The National Weather Service has issued the following Special Weather Statement.

… STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TO AFFECT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… ARLINGTON… MONTGOMERY… PRINCE WILLIAM… PRINCE GEORGES AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES…

AT 414 PM EDT… STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 2 MILES NORTHWEST OF DALE CITY TO CAMP SPRINGS… MOVING NORTH AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE JEFFERSON MANOR… HUNTINGTON… FOREST HEIGHTS… MORNINGSIDE… WEST SPRINGFIELD… DISTRICT HEIGHTS… SUITLAND-SILVER HILL… SUITLAND… NORTH SPRINGFIELD AND BOLLING AIR FORCE BASE.

HEAVY RAIN WITH THESE STORMS WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE MILE AND CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE STORMS.

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