(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.
The City now has about 3,800 @DominionEnergy customers who are experiencing a power outage in two different areas of the City.
— Justin Wilson (@justindotnet) July 21, 2021
Areas east of Alexandria — prepare for strong winds of 60-70 mph! Significant downburst moving through! pic.twitter.com/xbspfzZZxN
— Matthew Cappucci (@MatthewCappucci) July 21, 2021
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.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 8 PM across portions of central and NE MD, northern VA and southern MD. Most likely impacts will be damaging winds and isolated large hail. pic.twitter.com/ryoHIDLSoX
— NWS Baltimore-Washington (@NWS_BaltWash) July 21, 2021
James Cullum and Vernon Miles contributed to this story
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