Post Content

National Weather Service says to expect a hazardously blustery evening

High winds at the Old Town waterfront in April 2022 (staff photo by Jay Westcott)

Tonight, isolated severe thunderstorms are expected to roll through Alexandria, but the National Weather Service (NWS) said the real threat is severe winds.

Alexandria and much of the rest of the region have been placed on a hazardous warning outlook today (Friday).

“Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into the early evening,” NWS said. “The primary threat is damaging wind gusts.”

On the brighter side, no hazardous weather is expected for the rest of the weekend.

Damaging wind gusts mean Alexandrians should prepare for the possibility of power outages — though Dominion has been upgrading some of its infrastructure to be more resilient.

Undergrounding power lines would prevent damage from winds, and around 89% of ALXnow readers said they want Dominion to step up its undergrounding efforts, but Dominion has previously said undergrounding more power lines would be prohibitively expensive.

Recent Stories

It’s a big (green) weekend in Alexandria!  The Ballyshaners 41st Alexandria Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will step off from the corner of King Street and St. Asaph Street at 12:15…

Washington D.C. resident Dykwon Perry Davis has been indicted by a multi-jurisdictional jury on two felony charges: abduction with intent to defile and attempted rape. Davis is charged with the…

There’s a new hair salon in Del Ray and it’s named after a Taylor Swift song. Enchant Hair Co. opened at 2202 Mount Vernon Avenue in January, and it’s named…

The Vision Zero goal of zero roadway deaths and severe injuries is daunting, but the City announced that it closed 2023 with zero traffic fatalities. In a release, the Department…

Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.

Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

Are you looking to work on health and fitness from the comfort of your own home?

Skip the big box gym and try out our in-home personal training service. We bring the gym to you so that you can save time and avoid the hassle of going the the crowded gym.

We bring all the equipment you need for a solid workout and if you have a community gym we can use that too.

We offer programs that will help with weight loss, strength, flexibility, more energy and overall feeling better.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.


Subscribe to our mailing list