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Wind Advisory Friday for DC Area After Tornado Warning

Severe, quick-moving storms rolled across the D.C. area

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Severe weather ripped across parts of D.C., Maryland and Virginia on Friday morning, downing trees and power lines and spurring tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings.

The line of storms has largely moved beyond the D.C. area. But gusty winds could cause further damage by downing trees or powerlines this afternoon.

The D.C. area was under a wind advisory until 3 p.m. Here is a full list of weather alerts.

Storm Team4 declared Friday a weather alert day. Remember, never drive through a flooded roadway. Turn around, don't drown.

After rounds of tornado warnings Friday morning, the National Weather Service is dispatching teams to determine if twisters touched down in the D.C. area. Storm Team4 says the two sites were a tornado could have touched down are in Leesburg, Virginia, and Monrovia, Maryland.

Significant storm damage has been reported in Leesburg, Virginia, especially in the area of Battlefield Parkway between Route 15 and Edward's Ferry.

Some Leesburg residents have shared on social media that they saw a tornado. Neither Storm Team4 nor the National Weather Service have yet confirmed that a tornado touched down. Stay with News4 for the latest.

In Monrovia, Maryland, residents reported that storms ripped down a barn. Fortunately, a family member told News4 that no one was hurt.

Montgomery County officials responded to Route 109 between 355 and 270 to find a tree branch thurst through the window of a car. No injuries were reported.

A previous tornado warning in parts of Montgomery County other areas around Maryland and Virginia has ended. But stay weather-ready for gusty wind and coming cold.

Friday evening will stay dry but very blustery and cold. The rest of the weekend is also looking dry, with cold mornings. Saturday's high is forecast to be in the mid-40s. It could near 50 degrees on Sunday.

Enjoy the dry weather while it lasts: There are lots of chances for rain next week.

Stay with Storm Team4 and download the NBC Washington app to get weather alerts.

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