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Severe weather possible Thursday evening across the region

Timing of storms is between 4-10 p.m.

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ROANOKE, Va. – After an active weather night Wednesday, the potential for severe weather exists again starting late Thursday afternoon and lasting through the evening.

The entire WSLS 10 viewing area is under a slight risk for severe weather. This is the the second worst on a five-point scale from the Storm Prediction Center.

The timing of the storms is between 4-10 p.m.

The biggest concerns with this storm are damaging winds and large hail. Flash flooding, river flooding and lightning are also a concern.

While the chance for a tornado is not high, it is also not zero in this system.

Location-wise, while it could be anywhere in the region, those east of the Blue Ridge Mountains are most likely to see severe weather.  To be more specific, areas closer to Lynchburg and Southside have the greatest threat.

 


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