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UPDATED: Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Fairfax County

Updated at 2:50 p.m. — NWS has a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for Fairfax County until 3:15 p.m. 

More from NWS:

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 315 PM EDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN LOUDOUN…FAIRFAX…NORTH CENTRAL FAUQUIER…AND NORTHWESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTIES…THE CITY OF FAIRFAX…THE CITY OF MANASSAS PARK AND THE NORTHEASTERN CITY OF ANASSAS…

At 244 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Haymarket, or near South Riding, moving east at 40 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

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.

Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Fairfax County.

The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. today (Thursday) and also covers several surrounding localities across Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.

NWS tweeted out the watch at 1:58 p.m., saying that a tornado is possible, along with isolated, ping-pong sized hail and scattered winds up to 65 miles per hour.

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