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NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Part of Arlington

Northern and eastern portions of Arlington County are now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

The tail end of a strong storm that brought high winds and possibly tornadoes to Montgomery County is expected to blow through part of the county.

From the National Weather Service:

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
527 PM EDT THU SEP 3 2020

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…
SOUTH CENTRAL ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…
SOUTH CENTRAL MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…
NORTHWESTERN CALVERT COUNTY IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND…
CENTRAL PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND…
ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
EAST CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 630 PM EDT.

* AT 527 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE, OR NEAR FORT TOTTEN, MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

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, BETHESDA, BOWIE, CLINTON, FORESTVILLE, LARGO, CORAL HILLS, BLADENSBURG, MAYO, SHADY SIDE, CHESAPEAKE BEACH, DEALE, UPPER MARLBORO, NATIONALS PARK, FEDEX FIELD, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, RHODE RIVER, GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, FORT TOTTEN AND REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA…CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND…AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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

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