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Incoming Storms Prompt Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning

For the third night in a row, parts of Arlington County are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

A line of storms approaching from the southwest has reached Arlington with potentially damaging winds and heavy rain. The rain may cause localized flooding, as Arlington remains under a Flash Flood Watch.

More from the National Weather Service:

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 845 PM EDT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY… NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES…ARLINGTON…AND NORTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTIES…THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH AND THE NORTHWESTERN CITY OF ALEXANDRIA… AT 832 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER GEORGETOWN, OR OVER ROSSLYN, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 45 MPH. HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS. SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIND DAMAGE WITH NUMEROUS DOWNED TREES REPORTED. 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, COLLEGE PARK, GREENBELT, LANGLEY PARK, FALLS CHURCH, PIMMIT HILLS, MCLEAN, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE, FORT TOTTEN, ROSSLYN, ASPEN HILL, POTOMAC, NORTH BETHESDA, LINCOLNIA AND TYSONS CORNER. 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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