Forecasters predict Northern Virginia could see a strong storm hit the area Tuesday late afternoon through the evening, between 4 and 8 p.m., according to an alert sent out Monday by Fairfax County's Community Emergency Alert Network.
The alert notes that a cold front moving into the area between 4 and 8 p.m. could bring "damaging wind gusts in excess of 55 mph, locally heavy rainfall and an isolated tornado."
The alert also noted flooding is possible.
The National Weather Service reports "heavy downpours will cause a threat for localized flooding."
Once the storm moves out of the area late Tuesday night, the area will see cooler temperatures on Wednesday, with highs in the low 70s forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.