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UPDATED: Thunderstorm Watch, Warning In Effect For MoCo

By Aaron Kraut

Thursday - 9/12/2013, 4:23pm  ET

UPDATE 4:45 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. in Montgomery County and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 5 p.m. for the southern part of the county, including Bethesda and Chevy Chase:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… CITY OF FAIRFAX IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… WESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…

* UNTIL 500 PM EDT

* AT 416 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS DETECTED NEAR POTOMAC… AND ANOTHER OVER FAIRFAX CITY. THOSE STORMS ARE FORECAST TO COMBINE OVER THE DISTRICT AS THE MOVE EAS AT 10 MPH. THESE STORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… BETHESDA… AMERICAN UNIVERSITY… CHEVY CHASE… GEORGETOWN… TAKOMA PARK… LANGLEY PARK… WHITE OAK… HILLANDALE…

The strong storms caused overhead wires to fall near Johnson Avenue and Burley Drive, causing about 1,330 to lose power in the area on Thursday afternoon. Estimated restoration time was 7 p.m, according to the Pepco outage map.

Wire were also reported down at Connecticut Avenue and Franklin Street in Chevy Chase and traffic lights are out at Old Georgetown Road near Beech Avenue.