Sterling, Va. (NWS) ..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST THURSDAY… The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Wind Advisory, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Thursday. *
TIMING…Late this evening through mid-morning Thursday.
* WINDS…West to northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 50 to 55 mph. *
IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are possible.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
These following communities are under the Wind Advisory:
District of Columbia-Frederick MD-Carroll-Northern Baltimore- Southern Baltimore-Prince Georges-Anne Arundel-Charles-St. Marys- Calvert-Northwest Montgomery-Central and Southeast Montgomery- Northwest Howard-Central and Southeast Howard-Northwest Harford- Southeast Harford-Rappahannock- Prince William/Manassas/Manassas Park-Fairfax- Arlington/Falls Church/Alexandria-Northern Fauquier- Western Loudoun-Eastern Loudoun- Including the cities of Washington, Frederick, Ballenger Creek, Eldersburg, Westminster, Reisterstown, Cockeysville, Baltimore, Bowie, Suitland-Silver Hill, Clinton, College Park, Greenbelt, Laurel, Camp Springs, Glen Burnie, Annapolis, Severn, South Gate, Severna Park, Arnold, Odenton, St. Charles, Waldorf, Lexington Park, California, Chesapeake Beach, Huntingtown, Dunkirk, North Beach, Lusby, Prince Frederick, Germantown, Damascus, Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Lisbon, Columbia, Ellicott City, Jarrettsville, Aberdeen, Dale City, Manassas, Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Montclair, Reston, Herndon, Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, McLean, Franconia, Arlington, Alexandria, Warrenton, Purcellville, Leesburg, Ashburn, and Sterling.
By The National Weather Service