Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Arlington, Region

Arlington and the entire D.C. region is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 11 p.m.

Forecasters say strong storms packing damaging winds, large hail and torrential rainfall are likely this evening, though the storms may be scattered as they approach from the northwest.

More from the National Weather Service:

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 451
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
335 PM EDT Tue Aug 25 2020

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of District Of Columbia, Delaware, Extreme northeast Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, Central and northern Virginia, Southern West Virginia, Coastal Waters

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 335 PM until 1100 PM EDT.

* Primary threats include… Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY…Clusters of severe thunderstorms will move southeast through this evening with a risk for damaging wind gusts and isolated instances of large hail.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Beckley WV to 50 miles east of Dover DE…


REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.

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