Second tornado from Friday confirmed in Bedford County

The storm was rated an EF-1 in Bedford County.

ROANOKE, Va. – In addition to the strong EF-3 tornado that hit Franklin County Friday, the National Weather Service has confirmed another tornado that went through Bedford County

It was rated an EF-1 tornado touched down near Patterson Mill Rd. north of Thaxton.

It reached maximum wind speeds of 93 mph and was on the ground for just about two miles.

It is likely that the National Weather Service in Blacksburg will survey damage that occurred in parts of Halifax County as well.

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.