Tornado watch was issued for most of the area Thursday night
Severe weather chances increased Thursday afternoon, evening
ROANOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for most of the 10 News area Thursday evening. Grayson, Carroll, Wythe, Bland, Pulaski, Giles, Craig, Alleghany, Bath and Highland counties are OUT of the Tornado Watch. The Cities of Galax and Radford have also been taken out.
Conditions were favorable for a tornado to develop. A warning means that a tornado is imminent or likely to happen soon.
If a warning is issued for your location, you need to seek shelter in the lowest possible spot, away from windows.
Pop-up storms through 2 p.m. can become strong to severe, with a line of intense rain and wind moving in from the west from 3 to 9 p.m.
Below, you'll see estimated arrival times for this line.
Downed trees, localized flooding and power outages will be possible as this passes through the area. Once it does, the wind will become strong at times through early Friday morning.
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