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Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of our area

Damaging wind gusts possible Thursday afternoon

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ROANOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Lynchburg and Southside until 10 p.m. Thursday. 

A watch means that storms containing damaging wind will be possible. If a warning is issued, that is when you take action. Make sure you have multiple ways to get warnings, if they're issued. The timing of best storm potential is between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday.

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The main threat with anything that develops will be high wind gusts capable of producing damage to trees and power lines. While the threat for a tornado is low, it isn't quite zero across Southside. 

We will keep you posted throughout the day on air and online. Make sure to download the StormTeam 10 app for whenever we're not on the air.


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