The National Weather Service's Blacksburg radar shows a band of severe weather approaching Charlottesville this afternoon though the loop images show that the center of the storm may pass between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville.
Already, the rain appears to have passed through Lexington as the VMI webcams show wet streets but no damage.
4:22pm update: Pfft– nothing happened here, and the mass once bold on the radar seems to have dispersed. However, the Service notes that a thunderstorm was seen five miles west of Sherando, and the Service still has our area under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.
7:05pm update: Downtown got two or three minutes of pea-sized hail and a solid dose of rainfall in a half-hour storm.
7:17pm update: Actually, it's still raining, so this is something of an hour-long storm by this point.
–original headline: Band o' thunderstorms heading this way