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Wind Advisory, Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect in Fairfax County

A severe thunderstorm warning and a wind advisory have been issued for Fairfax County (via National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Fairfax County and surrounding areas this afternoon (Thursday).

The Wind Advisory warns of winds between 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph and is in effect until 8 p.m., while the Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m.

“Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects,” the advisory reads. “Isolated tree damage and a few power outages may result.”

The warning advises to use extra caution when driving and to secure outdoor objects.

Read the full wind advisory below.

Event: Wind Advisory
Alert: …WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph
expected.

* WHERE…District of Columbia, and portions of central, northern
and southern Maryland, central and northern Virginia and
panhandle West Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 8 PM EDT this evening.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Isolated tree damage and a few power outages may result. Instructions: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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