Tysons, VA

Fairfax County is under a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. today (Thursday).

The National Weather Service issued the alert shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Forecasters say that residents in the Tysons-area may see heavy thunderstorms this evening.

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Updated 3:30 p.m. — The National Weather Service cancelled the Tornado Watch for Fairfax County around 3:20 p.m., the county tweeted. 

Earlier: Fairfax County is currently under a Tornado Watch today (Monday).

The National Weather Service said the watch will be in effect until 6 p.m.

The area is also under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. People can expect storms throughout the day.

Fairfax County is also under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 2:30 p.m.

 

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Fairfax County and the D.C. region.

The Tornado Watch is in effect until midnight.

Storms with heavy rain and strong winds are expected to reach Fairfax County between 7-9 p.m., forecasters warn. Trick-or-treaters and Halloween party-goers should seek shelter.

The National Weather Service issued this statement:

…DAMAGING LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA BETWEEN MID AFTERNOON AND MIDNIGHT…

A line of thunderstorms is expected to move east across the region. These storms will bring the possibility of damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. Please be sheltered when these thunderstorms pass through your area.

The most likely timing of the line ranges from mid to late afternoon for the Potomac Highlands, to the evening for the Baltimore/Washington metros, to between 9pm and midnight for areas east of I-95 to the Chesapeake Bay. The storms will likely last an hour or less in most areas.

Stay informed. For more exact timing for your location, consult the forecast for your community at our website weather.gov or our Facebook or Twitter feeds for National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington.

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(Updated at 2:30 p.m.) A Tornado Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning are in effect for Fairfax County.

The watch is in effect until 9 p.m. today (Friday). Storms with heavy rain and strong winds are also expected this evening. Several surrounding localities across Northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland are also covered by the alert.

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 3 p.m. today and covers parts of Northern Virginia and Maryland.

More from the National Weather Service on the Severe Thunderstorm Warning:

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT FOR MONTGOMERY…SOUTHEASTERN LOUDOUN AND NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTIES AND THE NORTHWESTERN CITY OF FAIRFAX…

AT 232 PM EDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ASHBURN TO DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD…60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED. DULLES AIRPORT GUSTED TO 53 MPH.

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.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE… GERMANTOWN, CENTREVILLE, ROCKVILLE, BETHESDA, GAITHERSBURG, RESTON, LEESBURG, OLNEY, SOUTH RIDING, HERNDON, FAIRFAX, VIENNA, DAMASCUS, BROADLANDS, LANSDOWNE, LOWES ISLAND, BRAMBLETON, PIMMIT HILLS, POOLESVILLE AND MCLEAN.

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