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UPDATED: Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Arlington

Update at 8:25 p.m. — Now the remainder of Arlington is under another Severe Thunderstorm Warning.

Update at 8:10 p.m. — Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued, this time until 8:45 p.m.

The warning covers portions of North Arlington. The storms earlier this evening caused some damage, including downed tree branches and power lines, primarily in middle and southern portions of the county.

Earlier: Arlington is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning as a line of strong storms nears the county.

More from the National Weather Service:

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
435 PM EDT Wed May 26 2021

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
The City of Fairfax in northern Virginia…
Arlington County in northern Virginia…
The City of Falls Church in northern Virginia…
Fairfax County in northern Virginia…
The City of Manassas Park in northern Virginia…
Central Prince William County in northern Virginia…
The City of Manassas in northern Virginia…
The City of Alexandria in northern Virginia…

* Until 515 PM EDT.

* At 434 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Fairfax to near Bull Run to near Linton Hall, moving east at 25 mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated and observations. These storms have a history of producing damaging wind gusts and large hail.

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, Centreville, Dale City, Annandale, Springfield, Fairfax, Fort Hunt, Vienna, Groveton, Falls Church, Huntington, Mantua, Fort Belvoir, Pimmit Hills, Woodbridge, Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, Lake Ridge and Burke.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

These storms have a history of producing large hail and wind damage. SEEK SHELTER NOW in the center of the lowest level of a sturdy building.

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