Fairfax County is now under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch tonight.
The National Weather Service issued the watch shortly after 3:30 p.m. It will be in effect until 11 p.m.
Forecasters say that the D.C. area may see severe storms this evening.
Later this week, NWS says the D.C. region may see damaging wind gusts and severe thunderstorms on Saturday from Hurricane Laura.
Severe storms *possible* in DC area this evening, esp in 5-10p timeframe, but isolated activity poss earlier. Damaging winds main threat. Low confidence in how widespread these will be. https://t.co/mWyDsUvUPm
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) August 25, 2020
While a few showers or even a brief rumble of thunder is possible this morning, the main severe weather threat is later this afternoon into early this evening. An enhanced risk of severe weather extends over much of MD and portions of northern VA and eastern WV, including DC. pic.twitter.com/E2yZD9kcf0
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) August 25, 2020