Lynchburg, VA - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for the ABC-13 viewing area through 10 p.m. Friday night.
These storms are already responsible for downed power lines and trees. In some locations, winds are in excess of 60 miles per hour. The storms also may contain small to medium-sized hail.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue to travel from west to east and bring heavy rain and frequent lightning.
The most active timeframe for storms will be through about 8 p.m., with activity dying down after sunset.