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UPDATED: Wind Advisory Issued for Arlington

Update at 5:45 p.m. — A Wind Advisory has been issued for Arlington and the region. From the National Weather Service:

… WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY. * TIMING… LATE THIS EVENING THROUGH MID-MORNING THURSDAY. * WINDS… WEST TO NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 50 TO 55 MPH. * IMPACTS… STRONG WINDS MAY BLOW DOWN LIMBS, TREES, AND POWER LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. &&

Update at 1:15 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has now been issued.

Earlier: Arlington and the surrounding region is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 5 p.m. today.

Forecasters say a line of strong storms is expected to roll through the area this afternoon.

From the National Weather Service:

Scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are possible this afternoon and evening. The most likely time for severe thunderstorms is between 2 PM and 9 PM.

A Gale Warning is in effect for the waters today and tonight.

A wind advisory may be required tonight for winds in excess of 45 mph.

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