(Updated at 5:40 p.m.) The National Weather Service said the storm is no longer capable of creating a tornado, though flash flood warnings remain in effect.
The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer appears capable of producing a tornado. Therefore, the warning has been cancelled. However gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with this thunderstorm.
The National Weather Service issued tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings for Alexandria earlier today.
Flooding has been reported at 1033 W. Glebe Road in Arlandria, according to scanner traffic.
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While the storm has calmed down, please still use extreme caution as you travel. There is still debris, down trees, traffic lights temporarily out, and rising water levels that can be hazardous.
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The warnings have been issued for Alexandria and its surrounding localities.
An alert said a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted over Franconia and moving northeast. Those in the area are advised to seek shelter.
This comes after another warning for tornadoes and floods was issued last week.
The full warning is below:
* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTH CENTRAL ARLINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
EAST CENTRAL FAIRFAX COUNTY IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA…
* UNTIL 445 PM EDT.
* AT 418 PM EDT, A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO
WAS LOCATED OVER FRANCONIA, OR OVER SPRINGFIELD, MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 25 MPH.
SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED ROTATION.
IMPACT…FOR THOSE IN THE DIRECT PATH OF A TORNADO TOUCHDOWN,
FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. DAMAGE TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND WINDOWS MAY OCCUR.
MOBILE HOMES MAY BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. TREE DAMAGE IS
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