A cold front will approach the region late in the day. Skies will start partly sunny with clouds quickly moving back in. Showers and thunderstorms will develop early along the mountains then shift east during the day. Due to increased instability, a few storms could become severe across the Piedmont, mainly east of Route 29, late in the day.
A Mountain Valley statement says about half of the increase is due to a construction lull last month. That pause was due to a federal appeals court invalidating two permits and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordering work halted.
Officials in Amherst County say there's an active robbery investigation underway at the Triangle Market in Madison Heights.
The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center won approval from the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Tuesday night, but a lawsuit now looms on the horizon.