Updated at 7:25 p.m. — A Flood Warning has now been issued for Fairfax County, with an additional half to 1.5 inches of rain possible until 1:15 a.m. Monday. The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has also been extended to 8 p.m.
Earlier: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Fairfax County.
The National Weather Service issued the alert shortly after 5 p.m., warning of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail:
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.
Moving eastward, the storm has already made its way through Herndon and just passed the Town of Vienna, bringing a couple minutes of intense rain, thunder, and hail that ended as quickly as it began.
515p: Storm in northern Fairfax County has expanded and intensified prompting warning. Time to head inside McLean, Tysons, Arlington, Bethesda, NW DC. Updates: https://t.co/XDnWA1T1pc pic.twitter.com/GIRUbjs1ds
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) May 22, 2022
Hail in Vienna @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/zpStFsWRvp
— Adrian Deveny (@AdrianDeveny) May 22, 2022
Strong storm, dime sized hail in Oakton. @dougkammerer @capitalweather pic.twitter.com/4ZjccbA40v
— Jason Maturo (@JasonMaturo) May 22, 2022
This is the second thunderstorm with hail to hit the D.C. area within the past week, and it came a day after temperatures hit a high of 92 degrees, according to NWS data.
While the warning is set to end at 6 p.m., a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is currently in effect until 9 p.m.
⚠️A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 9 PM for Fairfax County. Keep an eye on the sky especially if you are outside this afternoon and evening. #VaWx pic.twitter.com/Y9RFYZc9So
— Ready Fairfax (@ReadyFairfax) May 22, 2022
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