A Wind Advisory has just been issued for Arlington County.
The advisory says that gusty winds up to 45 mph may cause falling tree limbs and power outages. The advisory is in effect until 6 p.m.
More from the National Weather Service:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH. * WHERE…THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA. * WHEN…UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS…GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS. TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY RESULT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS. &&
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) October 17, 2019
JUST IN: #WindAdvisory expanded to included the rest of the #DMV until 6PM. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible. Have any #Halloween decorations outside? May want to bring them in, so they don't blow away! https://t.co/KCDNSQhxn9 pic.twitter.com/XxT8G49hVm
— Eileen Whelan (@ABC7EileenW) October 17, 2019
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