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Chill Settles in DC Area After Halloween Tornado Watch

Bad news, trick-or-treaters

Go here for the latest forecast for Friday, Nov. 1 and the weekend.

A tornado watch was in effect for the entire area Thursday evening — Halloween.

The National Weather Service issued the watch Thursday afternoon for Arlington, Fairfax, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, among many others. 

Now a the D.C. area faces several weather alerts. High water advisories are in effect near DC and a freeze watch will be in effect from late Friday night for most of the area. Go here to see the latest alerts on severe weather.

The heavy rain could cause flooding in some areas. Winds of 15-30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. The winds could blow down tree limbs and cause power outages.

With up to 2 inches of rain having fallen by about 9:30 p.m., a flood warning is in effect for parts of Montgomery, Carroll and Howard counties until 3:45 a.m.

Coastal flood warnings are in effect for D.C., Arlington and Alexandria until 2 a.m. The unprotected area of the Southwest Waterfront is expected to flood. Water is expected to approach parts of the Hains Point Loop Road. 

A large tree fell near an apartment building near Colorado Avenue and 16th Street in Northwest D.C. In Colesville, Maryland, a tree came down on a car along Delford Avenue near Randolph Road, trapping a woman inside.

As of 10:30 p.m., Dominion reported 13,917 customers without power in Northern Virginia, Pepco had 1,203 outages in D.C. and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, and Potomac Edison reported 7,291 customers without power in Frederick and Montgomery counties.

In addition to strong winds and heavy rain, there is an increased risk for tornadic activity. Temps are mild — in the 70s, and with humid conditions this will fuel storms.

Our warm and wet October will quickly turn into a cold and dry November. We will be in the 40s by sunrise Friday, and temperatures will only warm into the 50s by the afternoon. After sunset Friday, temperatures will fall into the 40s.

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