Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Fairfax County

Posted at 4:35 p.m.

Thunderstorm Warning

The National Weather Service in Sterling has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:15 p.m. for parts of Fairfax County.

At 4:24 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Mclean to Springfield, moving east at 35 mph; 60 mph wind gusts are possible.

  • 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.

Precautions / Preparedness Actions

  • Get indoors to protect yourself from wind and lightning.
  • Trees around you may be downed from damaging winds, so if you are near large trees, move to an interior room on the lowest floor.
  • Don’t drive underneath trees or in wooded areas until the threat has passed.


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