UPDATE: Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm Warning Wednesday Night in Oakton

Watch expected to last late into the night.

UPDATE (7:45 p.m.): NWS issued a thunderstorm warning for Oakton until 8:30 p.m. after detecting a line of severe thunderstorms moving northeast at 45 mph from Woodlawn. These storms can cause winds over 60 mph, NWS said.

(7:29 p.m.): NWS issued a tornado watch for Oakton until 2 a.m. Jan. 31.


The National Weather Service warns that a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms this afternoon could mean flooding for Oakton.

NWS issued a flash flood watch from 3 p.m. until late Wednesday night for Northern Virginia. The watch comes on the heels of a heavy rain prediction that could drop over one inch of rain on the area in a brief amount of time.

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