A new Tornado Watch has been issued for nearly all of central Virginia that will last until 3 PM Thursday.
Strong thunderstorms are developing in southwest Virginia as of 7:50AM Thursday, with frequent lightning, gusty winds, and heavy downpours. This line of storms is expected to intensify as it expands eastward into central Virginia the rest of this morning ahead of an advancing surface cold front. The threats from the strongest storms will include isolated tornadoes, damaging wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, large hail, and frequent lightning. Visit our Storm Room for the latest severe weather updates. Stay with CBS 6, we'll keep you ahead of the storm. --Meteorologist Carrie Rose (I'm providing updates on my Facebook page here.)