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Arlington Is Now Under a ‘High Wind Warning’ This Afternoon

An earlier High Wind Watch has been upgraded to a warning.

It’s going to be a really windy afternoon for Arlington County and other parts of the D.C. area. Expect strong gusts, downed trees and power outages, forecasters say.

More from the National Weather Service:

940 AM EDT Fri Apr 30 2021

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* WHERE…The District of Columbia, Central and Southeast Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland, and Arlington, Eastern Loudoun, and Fairfax Counties in Virginia including the independent cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church.

* WHEN…Until 2 AM EDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The long duration of high wind will likely aid in widespread tree damage and power outages.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.

More details from the Capital Weather Gang:

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