10:18 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for central Anne Arundel County has been extended until 10:45 pm. At 10:15 pm, a storm capable of producing a tornado was located over Sillery Bay moving northeast 25 MPH. If you are in these areas, take cover immediately.
9:56 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for central Anne Arundel County until 10:15 pm. At 10:15 pm, a storm capable of producing a tornado was located over Londontowne, or near Crofton, moving north at 30 MPH.
9:11 PM: FLASH FLOOD WARNING issued until midnight for DC, central Prince George's, SE Montgomery, SE Fairfax, Arlington counties and the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria. Rainfall amounts around the area have been estimated at one inch already, and an additional 1-2 inches is possible.
The National Weather Service says locations that could experience flooding include Arlington, College Park, Greenbelt, Falls Church, Bladensburg, Springfield, Gallaudet University, Nationals Park, Clinton, Coral Hills, Largo, National Harbor, FedEx Field, Langley Park, Forestville, Crystal City, RFK Stadium, Fort Washington, Howard University and McLean.
8:55 PM: POWER OUTAGES - As of 8:30 pm, Dominion reported 20,247 customers without power in northern Virginia. Pepco reported 5,904 customers without power due to storms.
8:24 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for NW Charles, SW Prince George's, and SE Fairfax counties until 8:45 pm.
8:20 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for NW Westmoreland and NE Caroline counties in Virginia until 9 pm.
7:45 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for NE Spotsylvania, SW Stafford, and SE Culpeper counties in Virginia until 8:15 pm.
7:38 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for central Fairfax and central Prince William counties as well as the cities of Manassas, Manassas Park and Fairfax until 8 pm.
7:15 PM: TORNADO WARNING issued for Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier counties until 7:30 p.m.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for much of the D.C. region, excluding southern Maryland, through Sunday morning. Most models indicated Saturday morning that many spots around the area could pick up an inch or more of rain before the system moves out on Sunday.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is also in effect until 11 p.m. Saturday night. The primary threat includes very heavy rain, large hail, lightning and even isolated tornadoes.
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Here are some safety tips to remember when tornadoes threaten:
- Get to the lowest level of your home or the building where you are, away from windows.
- A closet or a bathtub is a good spot. Try to cover yourself with padding.
- Mobile homes and cars are NOT safe during a tornado warning.
- If you're outside, lie flat in a low spot
FOX 5's Gwen Tolbart will have the latest updates on FOX 5 News at 10, or anytime on Twitter @gwenfox5dc.