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UPDATED: Fairfax County Under Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Updated 6 p.m. — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect until 6:30 p.m.

Earlier: Fairfax County is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Flash Flood Watch.

The National Weather Service issued the Severe Thunderstorm Watch just after 1:30 p.m. today. It will be in effect until 8 p.m. The Flash Flood Watch is in effect from 5 p.m. today to 4 a.m. on Saturday.

The National Weather Service says that scattered showers and thunderstorms will hit the area this evening, potentially causing heavy rain in some areas.

As Hurricane Laura approaches the Mid-Atlantic region as a storm, people can expect thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow, forecaster say.

While it’s hot and humid today in the Tysons area, forecasters predict temperatures dropping to the low 80s this weekend.

 

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