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Tornado warning expires for parts of Roanoke and Montgomery counties

Warning originally set to expire at 4:15 p.m.

Your Local Weather Authority (WSLS)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE: The National Weather Service has expired the tornado warning early.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of Roanoke and Montgomery counties.

At 3:37 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Huffman, or near Mountain Lake, moving southeast at 35 mph.

Tornado Warning on April 8

Tornado warning issued parts of for parts Roanoke and Montgomery counties. Delaney Wearden WSLS 10 News and Justin McKee WSLS 10 News are working for you to keep you safe:

Posted by WSLS 10 / on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Those in this shaded region are advised to take cover now!

The NWS advises people to move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

At one point, the warning covered parts of Craig and Giles counties, but that has since been lifted in those areas.

About the Authors:

Delaney is a Texas native who was born in Houston, but moved to San Antonio where she lived for 16 years. She moved to Roanoke in June 2019.

Justin McKee presents the weather forecast on 10 News Saturday and Sunday mornings from 6 to 8 a.m. He also fills in for other meteorologists during the week.