Arlington County and much of the region is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
The watch is in effect until 10 p.m. tonight. Forecasters say strong storms with damaging winds are possible this afternoon and tonight.
From the National Weather Service:
URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 206
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM EDT Wed May 26 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch […]
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until 1000 PM EDT.
* Primary threats include…
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY…Thunderstorms are expected to continue to develop over parts of Pennsylvania and spread eastward across the watch area through the evening hours. Damaging winds will be the main threat with the strongest cells. […]
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.
— NWS Storm Prediction Center (@NWSSPC) May 26, 2021