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Severe storms continue across the D.C. area

August 1, 2011 - 07:00 PM
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Strong storms will be possible through late this evening in the D.C. area.

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Be sure to check our Live Super Doppler Radar for the latest location on the storms before heading out this evening. Check here for the latest watches and warnings. Check here for a map and list of today's storm reports from across the country.

Please send any pictures you may have taken today to iwitness@wjla.com and we will put your pictures on air and online!

8:00pm - The Flash Flood Warning for Loudoun County has been cancelled. The severe weather threat will continue to diminish the rest of the evening and storms will continue to push to the south and east. The highest rainfall total for the day was 1.43" at Leesburg Executive Airport and the highest wind gust was 68 m.p.h. at Eastern WV Regional Airport in Martinsburg, WV.

7:54pm - Not for our area, but still interesting. Tropical Storm Emily has developed in the Caribbean with winds of 40 m.p.h. It is expected to move northwest towards Florida and is expected to become the first hurricane of the season in the Atlantic.

7:51pm - Check here for the latest storm reports from the Baltimore Washington National Weather Service office.

7:46pm - Storms continue to be possible south of D.C. from Fairfax through Prince William all the way to Richmond over the next hour or so. The I-95 cooridor should see some heavy rain and gusty winds in the next 15 mintues around Dale City, VA.

7:36pm - A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect until 8:15pm for Fairfax and Prince William Counties.

7:21pm - Numerous storms are continuing to fire in eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax and Prince William Counties and will affect those areas over the next hour. Another strong storm is over southern Anne Arundel and northern Calvert County. Check Live Doppler before going anywhere.

7:17pm - King George ES in King George, VA had a wind gust to 52 mph at 7pm.

7:12pm - Rainfall Totals Today

A Flash Flood Warning remains in effect until 9pm for Loudoun County, VA. Doppler rainfall estimates are around 3 inches for Eastern Loudoun County. Here are other area rainfall totals from today.

Simpson MS in Leesburg, VA  1.20"

Briar Woods HS in Ashburn, VA  1.03"

Charles H. Flowers HS in Upper Marlboro, MD  0.58"

University of Maryland in College Park, MD  0.45"

7:00pm - Wind Gusts from today:

Heritage HS - Leesburg, VA  50 m.p.h. at 4:01pm

Lemon Road ES - Falls Church, VA  45 m.p.h. at 4:56pm

NOVA Annandale Campus - Annandale, VA  48 m.p.h. at 5:09pm

Leesburg Executive Airport - Leesburg, VA  51 m.p.h. at 5:55pm

Eastern WV Regional Airport - Martinsburg, VA  68 m.p.h. at 6pm

6:51pm - Warnings dropped for Berkeley, Jefferson, Frederick and Washington Counties. Still in effect for Loudoun County.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for King George County until 7:30pm. Winds possibly up to 70mph with half dollar sized hail!

6:41pm - A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7pm for Berkeley, Jefferson, Loudoun, Frederick and Washington Counties.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:45pm for Charles and King George Counties.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7pm for Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties.

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