Strong storms likely today, gusty winds, hail & isolated tornadoes possible

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Strong to severe storms are likely to return to the region today. Although the storms will be a bit more spread out or not as widespread as we have seen over the past few days, expect them to pack a bit more of a punch. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of the region under the Enhanced Risk category for severe storms in our southeastern counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Patrick, Henry and Charlotte and the Slight Risk category for severe storms east of the Blue Ridge Parkway and a Margional Risk as areas west of the Parkway.

Bottom line is that today will be a very active day after the noon hour. Gusty winds near or above 60 mph will accompany the storms while hail over an inch in diameter may fall as well near the strongest storms. There is a low chance of a tornado to spin up and although the chance is low, it is not zero. Stay alert Thursday as the Pinpoint Weather Team will be updating and advising you on all aspects of the day with respect to weather.

Stay alert for rising waters as well as some of the storms may also produce a good deal of rain.

Friday looks to be on the quiet side with a flow of air from the northwest.

Spotty storms are possible Saturday, isolated on Sunday.

Summer begins at 11:54 am on Friday, the direct rays of the sun will be over the Tropic of Cancer… the Summer Solstice.

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