Weather Alert: Rain Moves Out; Strong Wind Could Lead to More Power Outages - NBC4 Washington

Weather Alert: Rain Moves Out; Strong Wind Could Lead to More Power Outages

Spotsylvania County Public Schools closed Monday due to widespread power outages across the county

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    [DC] Midday Weather: April 15, 2019

    High winds continue to gust up to 50 mph as temperatures drop across the area. A wind advisory remains in effect for much of the area until 8 pm. (Published Monday, April 15, 2019)

    What to Know

    • You could encounter fallen trees and ponded roads Monday morning after strong storms moved through the area

    • A wind advisory will be in effect for most of the area from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday

    • The strongest winds are likely from late morning through afternoon, the National Weather Service said

    After strong storms overnight, powerful winds continued to gust up to 50 mph throughout the D.C. area Monday.

    A wind advisory is in effect for most of the area through 8 p.m. Monday. The strongest winds are likely through afternoon, the National Weather Service said.

    The District already reached its high temperature for Monday at 61 degrees, and temperatures are expected to tumble into the 30s for some areas by Monday night.

    Though the sun is shining, winds are blowing consistently at 20 to 30 mph. Strong winds could blow down more tree limbs, trees and power lines and could make driving difficult, especially for high-profile vehicles, the NWS warned. Wind restrictions are in effect on the Bay Bridge after a 49 mph wind gust was recorded.

    Spotsylvania County Public Schools are closed Monday due to widespread power outages across the county, the school system said about 6:45 a.m., apologizing for the late notice. The school system said they were also continuing to get reports of more power outages. 

    Thousands of people throughout the region lost power during the storms.

    Sunday night's storms also left lots of downed trees in their wake.

    A woman was killed when a tree crashed into her Stafford County home.

    Several local roads were closed Monday morning due to fallen trees, power lines and standing water.

    Stay with Storm Team4 for updates.

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