NEW: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Arlington

Storm clouds roll in behind a construction crane near Clarendon (Staff Photo by Jay Westcott)

Arlington and much of the D.C. area is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

The watch is in effect until 7 p.m.

“Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and early evening,” the National Weather Service says. “Thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and hail.”