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Alexandria under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m.

Alexandria is under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory at 2:12 p.m.

“Scattered severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and isolated large hail are possible,” NWS said. “Isolated instances of flash flooding are possible through early this evening.”

A heat advisory is also in effect until 8 p.m., as the heat index is showing temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, according to NWS.