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Severe weather likely for Frederickburg region tonight
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.
The watch includes the city of Fredericksburg and Culpeper, Orange and Spotsylvania counties.
The NWS said the storms are capable of producing locally damaging wind gusts and hail.
A small craft advisory was also issued for the Potomac River. According to a statement by the NWS, that advisory may be extended through Saturday in some areas.