ROANOKE, Va. – Combine our heat and humidity with an incoming storm system, and you have a recipe for a few strong-to-severe storms Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The one thing that could possibly downplay that threat is if we stay under somewhat-thick cloud cover (from morning storms to our west) through the first half of the day.
Areas in green are in a Level 1 of 5 severe risk today, while areas in yellow are under a slightly higher risk than that.
The time window for any stronger storms will be between 1 and 8 p.m. Below is what the radar may look like around the time that most of us are driving home from work Wednesday. Make sure you have the StormTeam 10 app, so you can check the radar before heading home.
Storms that develop mainly east of the Blue Ridge Parkway will have the potential to produce localized tree and power line damage. A couple of storms may contain some hail as well. Flooding is only a threat if you've seen heavy rain in recent days. While the tornado threat is low, it's not necessarily zero. We'll watch closely to see if any storms wind up rotating.