Severe Thunderstorm Warning Until 7:45 PM

The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Northwestern Howard County in central Maryland...
  Montgomery County in central Maryland...
  Southern Frederick County in north central Maryland...
  Central Loudoun County in northern Virginia...
  North central Fairfax County in northern Virginia...

* Until 745 PM EDT.

* At 705 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
  extending from Ballenger Creek to Point Of Rocks to 6 miles north
  of Leesburg to near Round Hill, moving east at 35 mph.

  HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts.

  SOURCE...Radar indicated.

  IMPACT...Damaging winds will cause some trees and large branches
           to fall. This could injure those outdoors, as well as
           damage homes and vehicles. Roadways may become blocked by
           downed trees. Localized power outages are possible.
           Unsecured light objects may become projectiles.

* Locations impacted include...
  Germantown, Frederick, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Reston, Leesburg,
  Olney, Damascus, Broadlands, Lansdowne, Lowes Island, Poolesville,
  Harry Grove Stadium, Aspen Hill, Potomac, Ashburn, Montgomery
  Village, Sterling, North Potomac and Ballenger Creek.


Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly
from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the
basement or small central room in a sturdy structure.

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

By The National Weather Service, Sterling, Va.