Weather Alert: Strong, Potentially Damaging Winds to Carry Into Monday

Gusts up to 50 mph, downed trees and power outages are possible Sunday

What to Know

  • Soaking rain largely moved out of the D.C. area by the afternoon.
  • Temperatures rise into the upper 60s as strong, potentially damaging winds blow in.
  • Storm Team4 expects sustained winds between 20 and 30 mph all day Sunday and gusts as strong as 50 mph.

Hold onto your hat, your lawn furniture and maybe your little dog, too: Major wind is blowing through the D.C. area into Monday morning.

Storm Team4 expects sustained winds between 20 and 30 mph to carry overnight into Monday and gusts as strong as 50 mph throughout the D.C. area.

Thousands of outages have been reported across the region, with at least two people being rescued from their home in Burke, Virginia, when a large tree fell on their home.

Potomac Edison reported more than 3,000 outages in Maryland and Dominion Power reporter nearly 4,000 outages in Northern Virginia, including almost 1,500 outages in Loudoun County.

With the ground saturated with water, downed trees or power lines and power outages are possible, Storm Team4 Meteorologist Somara Theodore says.

A high wind warning is in effect for Frederick County, Maryland from 1 p.m. Sunday until 10 a.m. Monday, and the National Weather Service issued a wind advisory starting Sunday at 3 p.m. for the rest of the region.

The winds are also part of major winter swings over the next few days, as temperatures warm up for Sunday morning into the upper 60s before a cold front moves in, kicking up winds. Damaging gusts could stick around into Tuesday.

UPDATE (Feb. 25, 2019, 7:20 a.m.): An earlier version of this story said a tree fell onto a home in Fairfax. It happened in Burke, which is in Fairfax County.

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