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Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Watch in effect until tonight in Alexandria

Dark clouds forming over the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, July 25, 2023 (staff photo by James Cullum)

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Watch for Alexandria that will be in effect until 8 p.m.

NWS says to expect isolated severe thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, and that flooding is possible.

Isolated severe thunderstorms are also expected Thursday afternoon and evening, according to NWS.

“Multiple rounds of thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening,” NWS reported. “Where multiple thunderstorms occur, rainfall totals on the order of one to three inches are possible in a short period of time.”

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes D.C., Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties as well as Falls Church, Manassas Park, Manassas and the City of Fairfax.

The weather will turn hot on Thursday and Friday, with the heat index expected to reach between 105 to 110 degrees.

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