(Update at 8:10 p.m.) A storm packing torrential rain, hail, thunder, lightning and strong wind gusts rolled through Arlington Thursday evening.
As of 8 p.m., nearly 2,600 Dominion customers in Arlington were still without power, according to the utility’s website. The primary outage is located along Lee Highway, between East Falls Church and N. Harrison Street, where downed trees and power lines were reported.
The outage prompted the Lee Highway location of District Taco to temporarily close, according to the restaurant’s Twitter account.
Here's a view of Wednesday's crazy thunderstorm from our office in Clarendon
Posted by ARLnow.com on Thursday, August 3, 2017
Most hail I've seen in years in Arlington.
— Mike R (@Rooster_75) August 3, 2017
Looked like a mini hurricane or something. Pretty crazy https://t.co/rV2z5XYhOt
— VW. (@madmadmaven) August 3, 2017
Attn: Our Yorktown location is temporarily closed due to a power outage. Stay posted for updates! Lo siento for the inconvenience!
— District Taco (@districttaco) August 3, 2017
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 3, 2017
Earlier: Arlington County is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
A storm packing hail and strong winds is heading towards the county, says the National Weather Service.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… THE EASTERN CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE NORTHWESTERN CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… * UNTIL 700 PM EDT * AT 613 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER BURKE, OR OVER ANNANDALE, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. HAZARD… 60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE… RADAR INDICATED. 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. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, BETHESDA, ANNANDALE, SPRINGFIELD, FAIRFAX, VIENNA, FALLS CHURCH, MANTUA, PIMMIT HILLS, MCLEAN, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE, ROSSLYN, POTOMAC, BURKE, OAKTON, LINCOLNIA, TYSONS CORNER, WOLF TRAP AND GREAT FALLS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. && HAIL… 1.00IN WIND… 60MPH
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Arlington VA, Bethesda MD, McLean VA until 7:00 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/cOsbj4ofQI
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 3, 2017
New severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Fairfax, DC, Arlington until 7PM. Here are impact times: pic.twitter.com/Ay1zpt730N
— Amelia Draper (@amelia_draper) August 3, 2017
News severe storm warning until 7:15 for parts of Arlington, DC, Prince George's and Montgomery. Impact times: pic.twitter.com/272ukL7xBS
— Doug Kammerer (@dougkammerer) August 3, 2017