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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Update at 9:10 p.m. — The storm is expected to impact Arlington within the next hour.

… STRONG THUNDERSTORM TO AFFECT ARLINGTON… MONTGOMERY… PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK… PRINCE GEORGES… LOUDOUN AND FAIRFAX COUNTIES…

AT 858 PM EDT… A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER CENTREVILLE… MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE FAIRFAX… OAKTON… MANTUA… VIENNA… THE I66 AND I495 INTERCHANGE… MERRIFIELD… DUNN LORING… TYSONS CORNER… PIMMIT HILLS AND FALLS CHURCH.

THIS STORM IS PRODUCING FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY FOR YOUR SAFETY. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER… YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

HEAVY RAIN WITH THIS STORM WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE MILE AND MAY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 40 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the D.C. area through midnight tonight (Thursday). A line of rain and strong storms are slowly approaching from the west.

From Arlington Alerts:

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of the Metro Area, effective until 12 midnight. The current most likely time of thunderstorm arrival is between 7:30 and 9:15 PM. Storms are moving east at 15 mph with reported 60 mph wind gusts.

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