Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Southwest Virginia until 5 p.m.

Any storm that forms this afternoon could cause damaging winds and/or large hail

Severe thunderstorm watch for areas in pink until 5 p.m. (Copyright 2022 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch this afternoon for parts of Southwest Virginia.

Areas along and west of the Blue Ridge Parkway could be at risk of damaging winds, large hail and/or localized flooding with any storm that forms.

Stay tuned on-air, online and on social media as Your Local Weather Authority passes along any severe weather alerts.