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Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/27/2008

Update: Strong Storms Over Region

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for metro area.*

1:45 p.m. update: The line of strong storms that earlier affected the north and west suburbs is now entering the District and will impact the eastern suburbs including Prince George's and Charles County in the next hour. Torrential rain and gusty winds will accompany these storms.

12:55 p.m. update: Strong to severe thunderstorms have developed and are now affecting portions of the north and west suburbs. Storms currently in Loudoun and western Fairfax County at 1 p.m. will move east towards the Beltway and I-95 in the next one to two hours. Heavy rain, gusty winds and some small hail are possible with these storms.

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