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Thunderstorm watch upgraded to warning

WAKEFIELD

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has announced that the severe thunderstorm watch has become a warning, and is in effect today until 6:15 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Wakefield to Sedley and moving northeast at 50 mph.

Residents and businesses can expect potential damage to trees and powerlines. The NWS advises that as a precautionary measure to move to an interior room or lower floor of a building.

Please report severe weather by calling 899-2415, post to the NWS Wakefield Facebook page or using Twitter @nwswakefieldva.

The Tidewater News will report on this as updates become available.