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Power outages in Rosemont and Del Ray as thunderstorm sweeps through Alexandria

(Updated at 1:50 p.m.) There are 2,238 Alexandrians without power in the Rosemont neighborhood as a severe thunderstorm sweeps through the area.

According to Dominion Power, there is an outage affecting nearly 2,238 customers in Rosemont and Del Ray. Another 222 customers are without power in Arlandria.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect this afternoon and tonight for Alexandria and the surrounding area.

Expect damaging wind gusts and large hail, warned the National Weather Service in a noon announcement.

According to NWS:

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Maryland portion of the
Chesapeake Bay, Tidal Potomac River, and I-95 corridor through
central Maryland, northern Virginia, and District of Columbia.

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the Washington and
Baltimore Metropolitan areas as well as southern Maryland until 8
PM this evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the
primary threats.

Elsewhere, an isolated severe storm is possible over the Virginia
Piedmont.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

There are slight threats for severe thunderstorms Sunday and
Monday.

James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story

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