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Severe weather threat increasing Thursday

Damaging wind, large hail main threats

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ROANOKE, Va – A cold front will put a short end to the stormy pattern much if the region has been in, but that front will first enhance the severe weather threat Thursday afternoon.

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TIMING: 

2-8 P.M.

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The evening commute could be impacted by strong wind and heavy rain.

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THREATS:

Strong to damaging wind is the main threat. Large hail and heavy rain will also be possible.

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WHERE:

All of southwest and central Virginia, but Southside has the greatest risk.

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The breeze will kick up later Thursday afternoon and behind the cold front overnight into Friday morning. The front will give the region a clean sweep bringing sunshine back for the first day of summer Friday.


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