Tornado Watch canceled in our area

A watch means to prepare for possible severe weather. Take action when warnings are issued.

Tornado watch (WSLS 10)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

Everything is all clear and the tornado watch has been canceled in our area.


ORIGINAL STORY

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. Friday for the yellow-shaded counties in the map you see above.

Remember that a watch means severe weather/tornadoes are possible. If a warning is issued, that is when you take action.

Know the difference between and watch and a warning

The best place to be during a potential tornado is in a basement/lower level of your home. If you don’t have a basement, get into the central-most part of your home and away from windows.

The best and worst places to go in the event of a tornado

Make sure to download our app in case any warnings are issued.

If a tornado warning is in effect for our area, Your Local Weather Authority will be on air from start to finish.

You can stream our live coverage here.


About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.