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Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Roanoke and surrounding areas

The storm could include 60 mph winds and quarter-sized hail

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ROANOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Southwest Virginia until 5:15 p.m. 

The warning includes the cities of Salem and Roanoke, as well as Roanoke County and parts of Franklin and Montgomery counties. 

At 4:12 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located of Elliston-Lafayette, moving east at 15 mph, according to the NWS. 

The storm could include 60 mph winds with quarter-sized hail, according to the NWS.