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Severe weather hits DC region

Severe weather is affecting the D.C. region and putting a damper on the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Stafford, Fauquier, Culpeper and Prince William counties in Virginia until 8:30 p.m.

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“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,” the National Weather Service said.

The risk of severe weather will remain for the next several hours, Storm Team4 meteorologist Mike Stinneford said.

Power outages

The severe weather has left thousands of Virginia residents without power.

More than 4,200 Dominion customers are in the dark, mostly in Fauquier County.

Dominion says crews are assessing damage.

They estimate power will be restored between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday.

There are still 700 customers without power in Fairfax County because of storms that rolled through our region and damaged power lines on Thursday.

Current weather

Future forecast

Saturday’s forecast calls for an uptick in humidity. Storms are possible throughout the region. Temperatures will be mild, in the upper 60s near 70 with pleasant conditions aside from a few pop-up storms and showers.

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