Enjoy today’s potentially record-breaking warmth while it lasts — by midnight it will be gone with the wind (and storms).
A Wind Advisory has been issued for the D.C. area today and will take effect at 11 a.m. Forecasters say gusts of up to 50 mph are possible this afternoon and evening.
More from the National Weather Service:
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 1 AM EST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph expected shifting to northwest this evening.
* WHERE…Portions of The District of Columbia, central, north central, northeast, northern and southern Maryland and central, northern and northwest Virginia.
* WHEN…From 11 AM this morning to 1 AM EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.
Residents are advised to secure outdoor objects, to be careful when driving, and to prepare for possible power outages.
Think of the carts. https://t.co/hLZrAitF6r
— Arlington Department of Environmental Services (@ArlingtonDES) March 7, 2022
In addition to the wind, thunderstorms are possible today starting around 4 or 5 p.m. The storms could be severe.
On the back end of the storms, expect falling temperatures and a couple hours of rain.
The Storm Prediction Center currently has most of our area under "Slight Risk" due to the threat of damaging winds and isolated lightning mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. Stay weather aware today! #DCwx #MDwx #VAwx #WVwx pic.twitter.com/YiVQi3lKiA
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) March 7, 2022
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