Weather Authority Alert Day lifted after severe thunderstorm watch canceled

Strong-to-severe thunderstorms were expected in Southside through Tuesday evening

Weather Authority Alert Day All Clear

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - 5:10 p.m. Tuesday

The Weather Authority Alert Day issued for Tuesday, August 15, has been lifted.

UPDATE - 5 p.m. Tuesday

10 News will cancel the Alert Day early Tuesday evening. The worst of the weather - by far - is near Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, and is pushing east. This would keep it south of even places like Danville and South Boston.

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for portions of Southside has been canceled.


10 News is issuing a Weather Authority Alert Day until 9 p.m. Tuesday, August 15.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Henry, Pittsylvania, Campbell, Halifax, Charlotte, and Appomattox Counties. This includes the Cities of Martinsville, Danville, and Lynchburg.

Scattered strong-to-severe thunderstorms will develop in these areas mostly between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Strong to severe storms expected in Southside through roughly 7 p.m. Tuesday

Localized wind damage and hail are the main threats, in addition to the obvious heavy rain, frequent thunder, and lightning.

Details on Tuesday's Weather Authority Alert Day

Once this front clears the area, humidity levels will drop into Wednesday.

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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.

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