A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Fairfax County.
The warning is in effect until 4:30 p.m. today (Thursday) and also covers several surrounding localities across Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.
More from the National Weather Service:
At 337 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Mclean to Fairfax, moving east at 20 mph.
HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.
IMPACT…Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by downed trees. Localized power outages are possible. Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.
NWS recommends that people “move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.”
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) May 2, 2019
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Washington DC, Arlington VA, Alexandria VA until 4:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/kSkTGwfRmA
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) May 2, 2019