Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Arlington and much of the immediate D.C. metro area.

A line of thunderstorms is rumbling across the region from the west, bringing the potential for torrential rainfall and dangerous lightning and wind gusts early Saturday evening.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STERLING VIRGINIA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA… NORTHWESTERN PRINCE GEORGES COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… SOUTHEASTERN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MARYLAND… NORTHEASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA… NORTHERN ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
* UNTIL 615 PM EDT
* AT 547 PM EDT… DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED OVER RESTON… AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… ROCKVILLE… COLLEGE PARK… GREENBELT… VIENNA… BLADENSBURG… LANGLEY PARK… PIMMIT HILLS… GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY… AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE… RFK STADIUM… BETHESDA… HOWARD UNIVERSITY… MCLEAN… FORT TOTTEN… BYRD STADIUM… ROSSLYN… BELTSVILLE… HYATTSVILLE… TAKOMA PARK AND NEW CARROLLTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGING WINDS… DESTRUCTIVE HAIL… DEADLY LIGHTNING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION… MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS. HEAVY RAINS FLOOD ROADS QUICKLY SO DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM… AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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