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UPDATED: Severe Storms Rumble Through Arlington

Update at 9:40 p.m. — The Arlington County Fire Department responded to at least two reports of house fires caused by lightning strikes. The number of outages in Arlington reported by Dominion is now 966.

Update at 7:55 p.m. — Dominion is reporting 934 customers without power in Arlington County in the wake of the storms, which packed high winds and torrential rain. Portions of residential North Arlington appear to be the hardest hit.

Earlier: Arlington is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, as strong storms bear down on the county from the northwest.

More from the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… * UNTIL 745 PM EDT. * AT 645 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER GREAT FALLS, OR OVER HERNDON, MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. 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, GERMANTOWN, ROCKVILLE, BETHESDA, GAITHERSBURG, RESTON, OLNEY, COLLEGE PARK, GREENBELT, LANGLEY PARK, BELTSVILLE, VIENNA, FALLS CHURCH, CORAL HILLS, BLADENSBURG, PIMMIT HILLS, MCLEAN, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE AND FORT TOTTEN. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING. && HAIL…<.75IN WIND…60MPH

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