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Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Effect for Fairfax County

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Fairfax County.

The warning is in effect until 5:30 p.m. today (Thursday) and also covers several surrounding localities across Northern Virginia.

More from the National Weather Service:

At 447 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Linton Hall, or 10 miles east of Warrenton, moving northeast at 35 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

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.

NWS recommends that people “move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.”

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