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Tornado Warning expires for Franklin County

Warning expired at 1:45 p.m.

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ROANOKE, Va. – The tornado warning issued for Franklin County expired at 1:45 p.m.

Earlier Sunday, a tornado warning was also issued for Patrick County, which also expired. 

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The potent storm system that brought severe weather to the south Saturday, slingshots to the east towards the Ohio River Valley and Mid-Atlantic Sunday.

There will be areas of fog, patchy drizzle and spotty light rain showers Sunday morning.

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The clouds will linger across the region throughout much of the day.

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The clouds are a good thing because this should limit the Sunday afternoon storms ahead of the incoming cold front.

But, don’t let your guard down in the afternoon.

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They could pack a punch with torrential downpours and damaging winds.

Hail and even a brief spin-up cannot be ruled out.

The cold front arrives late in the evening and it will bring more storms into late Sunday night.

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The main concerns are damaging winds and heavy downpours.

The front will clear the area quickly and by 2 a.m., many locations will be drying out.

The clouds will decrease Monday but it’ll be windy and cooler.

Afternoon temperatures will be in the 50s for most.


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