As storms approach, Tornado Watch is issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado watch until late Sunday night for areas that include Lynchburg and surrounding counties. A watch does not mean a tornado is imminent; it does mean that conditions are present that might lead to tornado’s formation.

From the National Weather Service:

TORNADO WATCH 53 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS. IN VIRGINIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA:

AMHERST               APPOMATTOX           BUCKINGHAM        CAMPBELL             CITY  OF  LYNCHBURG

IN SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA:

BEDFORD               CHARLOTTE             CITY  OF  DANVILLE          CITY OF MARTINSVILLE           HALIFAX               HENRY

PITTSYLVANIA

IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA:

CITY  OF  RADFORD       CRAIG                 MONTGOMERY          PATRICK               PULASKI               WYTHE

IN WEST CENTRAL VIRGINIA:

BOTETOURT             CITY  OF  BUENA VISTA           CITY  OF  LEXINGTON          CITY  OF  ROANOKE            CITY  OF  SALEM         FRANKLIN

ROANOKE               ROCKBRIDGE

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