Cluster of storms moving across the area

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At 348 PM EDT, A cluster of showers and scattered thunderstorms are moving east across the area this afternoon. The stronger storms are
producing a quick quarter to a third of an inch of rain. Once these storms move east, light rain will continue for about an hour with total rainfall amounts ranging between a quarter to half an inch.

Winds in excess of 30 mph are possible with the stronger storm.

Locations impacted include…
Galax…
Hillsville…
Sparta…
Jefferson…
Independence…
Fries…
and Floyd.

Torrential rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may cause localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.