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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of the region

Localized wind damage possible Sunday evening

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ROANOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. for Craig, Botetourt, Alleghany, Rockbridge and Bath Counties. This includes the Cities of Covington, Lexington and Buena Vista.

A complex of showers and storms diving down from West Virginia will move into the Highlands and Southern Shenandoah after 5 p.m. Sunday.

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As it moves east, it should gradually weaken. With the loss of daytime heating, the severe weather threat should be relatively low south of 460.

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Anything that develops Sunday evening will have the potential to produce localized wind damage, heavy rain and lightning. Some hail may even occur in the higher elevations.

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Stay with StormTeam 10 for updates on air and online throughout the course of the evening.


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