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Red Weather Alerts for weekend in DMV; Power outages affect 53,000 local residents

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Thursday, July 18.

Previous reports about this weekend’s heat index have now been upgraded, warning of Red Weather Alerts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the DMV. Temperatures are expected to be around 100 degrees each afternoon, with heat index levels ranging from 105 to 115 degrees. (WUSA9)

Severe storms swept across the region on Wednesday afternoon, leaving 53,000 Northern Virginia residents without power. As of Thursday morning, 3,500 residents remain without power and more chances of storms are expected for the afternoon and evening. (Inside NoVA)

Fairfax County supervisors unanimously voted on July 16 to approve “The Mile,” a mixed-use redevelopment project that will lead to transform roughly 38.84 acres of Tysons, including buildings that will house retail, office and business space and a “signature park”. (Inside NoVA)

Pentagon City mall is seeking plus-size models for an upcoming fall fashion show, and no experience is required. The mall will host an open casting call on Saturday, July 27. It is looking for women sizes 10 and up, and men sizes 2XL and up. (WTOP)

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