The above Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the SPC in Norman OK and is valid until 10pm EDT. The severe thunderstorm watch includes the cities of Elkins, Charlottesville and Beckley.
Thunderstorms are forecast to increase in number and intensity (generally from West to East) across the watch area this afternoon and evening. Some of the storms are likely to become severe with large hail and damaging wind gusts the primary threat. An isolated tornado or two also cannot be ruled out.
If you live in these areas, please remain alert today. Identify your sheltering location and be prepared to move there quickly if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued.
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