Tornado warning issued for Ashburn, Sterling, Reston as severe storms approach region

Tornado warning issued for Ashburn, Sterling, Reston as severe storms approach region

By as early as 6 p.m. or 7 p.m., the region should expect gusty showers and potentially severe thunderstorms.

Today's severe weather outlook. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

We'll be between storms Thursday through Saturday.

A severe storm watch is in effect across Central Maryland through 9 p.m.

There are a lot of shower and storm chances for the week ahead. The NAM model only portrays hit-or-miss storm cells during late afternoon and evening, lacking cohesive organization.

Tornado warning issued for Ashburn, Sterling, Reston as severe storms approach region

"The damage we saw suggests wind speeds between 80 and 100 miles per hour", said Jensenius.

There may be heavy hail and winds throughout the area through the evening.

Most of Upstate south of I-90 could see thunderstorms with damaging winds.

More than 30,000 Dominion Energy customers were without power in Northern Virginia, from Spotsylvania to Fairfax and Loudoun. This is where we feel the best chance for sustained warming will occur. Aside from Monday, the potential for severe weather is too low for any mention by the Storm Prediction Center.

The front moving through tomorrow that will fire up these storms will also have much drier and cooler air behind it.

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