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Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 06/30/2008

Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 2 A.M.

12:30 a.m. update: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been extended until 2 a.m. While no warnings are currently in effect, one thunderstorm is impacting northwest Montgomery County and another storm (in Culpeper and Rappahannock County) now heading into Fauquier County could affect the immediate metro area between 1:00 and 2:00 a.m. if it holds together (40% chance).

Heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning are possible with any storms that move through.

Use the comments link to report any storm impacts from your location. Also, see our full forecast into the coming work week. Keep reading for previous updates.

10:45 p.m. update: Scattered thunderstorms, previously in West Virginia, have made it over the mountains. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for northern Loudoun and northwest Montgomery County until 11:45 p.m. These storms will miss most of the immediate metro area. However, a second area of severe storms is located near and south of the intersection of I-66 and I-81 in the Shenandoah Valley. These storms will move northeast and may impact the metro area in between midnight and 2 a.m. from west to east.

7:15 p.m. update: At the moment, no storms are within about 90 miles of the metro area. So the next several hours should be pleasant. After about 10 p.m., we'll need to keep our eye on a line of storms currently in West Virginia.

3:00 p.m.: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the metro area untl midnight. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during the rest of the afternoon and into this evening. Periods of very heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning are likely with any storms that develop, but not everyone is guaranteed to see a storm. A few storms could produce hail and wind gusts as high as 70 mph. And an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

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