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National Weather Service Issues Wind Advisory for Northern Virginia

Area could see wind gusts up to 50 MPH.

The area shaded in beige is under a Wind Advisory starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. NWS map
The area shaded in beige is under a Wind Advisory starting Wednesday at 6 p.m. NWS map
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for the entire DC metro area, beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. and continuing until Thursday at 11 a.m.

The NWS forecast is for winds, blowing from the northwest from 20 to 30 MPH, with gusts up to 50 MPH.

Possible impacts: Watch for scattered trees and power line damage. Driving could be difficult for high-profile (trucks, vans, SUVs) vehicles. Secure outdoor furniture.

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang says conditions are ripe for tornadoes and that a strong line of showers and thunderstorms will rumble through the area from about 4-9 p.m.

Temperatures will fluctuate from a high in the 70s on Wednesday to wind chills in the single digits by Thursday morning. High temperatures Thursday around 30 degrees.

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