UPDATE: Hail falls on much of Arlington amid Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Update at 3:40 p.m. — The severe storm for which forecasters issued a warning dropped sizable hail over a large swath of Arlington, from Pentagon City to Ballston to northern residential neighborhoods. While the warning is expiring, the earlier Severe Thunderstorm Watch (below) remains in effect.

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Update at 3 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was just issued for Arlington County as a strong storm packing hail approaches.

From the National Weather Service:

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
259 PM EDT Mon Apr 15 2024

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… The southwestern District of Columbia… Arlington County in northern Virginia… The City of Falls Church in northern Virginia… Northeastern Fairfax County in northern Virginia… The City of Alexandria in northern Virginia…

* Until 345 PM EDT.

* At 258 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Reston, moving east at 30 mph.

HAZARD…Quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Trained weather spotters.

IMPACT…Some hail damage to agriculture is expected.

* Locations impacted include… Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Annandale, Vienna, Falls Church, Pimmit Hills, Reagan National Airport, Mclean, Rosslyn, Crystal City, Howard University, Oakton, Lincolnia, Tysons Corner, Wolf Trap, Merrifield, Lake Barcroft, American University, and I66 and I495 Interchange.


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

Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has just been issued, as some strong storms approach Arlington from the northwest.

Arlington, the District and other neighboring counties — as well as points west, south and east — are all covered by the watch, which is in effect until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service says large hail, frequent lightning, and scattered wind gusts up to 70 mph are possible with the storms that are developing.

The earliest arriving storms can currently be seen on radar, over Loudoun and Montgomery counties.

More, below, from NWS via social media.