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Storms will impact evening commute; Google signs lease in Reston

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Wednesday, July 31.

Updated: November 20, 2019

Strong storms are expected to hit the DMV this afternoon, with a Yellow Weather Alert already issued for a majority of the day. Storms are predicted to begin at 2 p.m. and will impact the evening commute until 7 p.m. Expect storms in the forecast for Thursday and Friday going forward. (WUSA9)

Google has signed a 1640,000-square-foot lease in the Comstock Development Services building at Reston Station. The company will occupy the top floors of the 16-story building and roughly 500 employees will be housed in the new space. (Globe Newswire)

An Arlington County planning committee says Amazon needs to do more for the Pentagon City skyline in order to make its mark. The committee expressed concerns that although the buildings are planned to fit in with the city’s palette, they are unambitious in style and rooftop distinction. (ARL Now)

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin will be popping up locally in the DMV, but not in person. Expect to see the hockey star on boxes of Ovi O’s, a “naturally flavored honey nut,” cereal at Giant Food grocery stores. According to Giant Food, release of the exclusive cereal will be closer to hockey season. (WTOP)

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