Update at 9:10 p.m. — The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been cancelled.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch has now been cancelled for our region. Severe threat diminished, but still a few storms and areas of rain left
— Doug Kammerer (@dougkammerer) May 2, 2017
Earlier: The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Arlington, in effect until 11 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of DC, MD, NC, PA, VA, WV until 11 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/eibfa2v0n1
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 1, 2017
NWS said a line of showers and thunderstorms are moving west, and have the potential to bring strong to damaging gusts of wind this evening.
Storms approaching the area from the southwest. We'll keep you posted as they get closer pic.twitter.com/ElcgWEEFcg
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) May 1, 2017
— Amelia Draper (@amelia_draper) May 1, 2017