TORNADO WATCH 88 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5:00 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ALLEGHANY AMHERST APPOMATTOX BATH BEDFORD BLAND BOTETOURT BUCKINGHAM CAMPBELL CARROLL CHARLOTTE CRAIG FLOYD FRANKLIN GILES GRAYSON HALIFAX HENRY MONTGOMERY PATRICK PITTSYLVANIA PULASKI ROANOKE ROCKBRIDGE WYTHE VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE BUENA VISTA COVINGTON DANVILLE GALAX LEXINGTON LYNCHBURG MARTINSVILLE RADFORD ROANOKE SALEM DAY ONE...Today and tonight. There is a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms today, primarily this afternoon and evening. Damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. Quarter-sized hail will also be possible. The stronger thunderstorms will also produce very heavy rainfall that could lead to localized flooding.