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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Arlington

Arlington County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning through 8 p.m. tonight

Forecasters say strong wind and penny-sized hail is possible in a line of storms that’s about to cross the county line.

More from the National Weather Service:

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
726 PM EDT THU JUL 30 2020

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT…

AT 724 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR BURKE TO 6 MILES SOUTHEAST OF WOODBRIDGE TO 6 MILES EAST OF POPES CREEK, MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF KNOCKING DOWN NUMEROUS TREES IN KING GEORGE COUNTY.

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, WALDORF, DALE CITY, ANNANDALE, CLINTON, SPRINGFIELD, FORT WASHINGTON, FAIRFAX, FORT HUNT, GROVETON, FALLS CHURCH, HUNTINGTON, LA PLATA, MANTUA, FORT BELVOIR, PIMMIT HILLS, WOODBRIDGE, NATIONAL HARBOR AND QUANTICO.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A BUILDING.

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