Updated at 4:25 p.m. — Fairfax County is now under a Flood Warning.
Earlier: Fairfax County and surrounding areas could see some major thunderstorms and damaging winds this afternoon (Thursday).
The National Weather Service recently issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning that will last until 4 p.m.
More from the National Weather Service:
Until 400 PM EDT.
* At 316 PM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Chantilly, or near Centreville, moving southeast at 15 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.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning including Ashburn VA, Sterling VA, South Riding VA until 3:30 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/0wkWMqlwh7
— NWS DC/Baltimore (@NWS_BaltWash) August 15, 2019
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for #FairfaxCounty! Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors! Wait 30 minutes after storm before going back outside! #SafeFairfax #FCFRD pic.twitter.com/BtLpAUl5bQ
— Fairfax Fire/Rescue (@ffxfirerescue) August 15, 2019