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look at which gop candidate came out on top and who's battling for second. whit a log cabin is on the move in botetourt county... we'll explain, just ahead. pattie and the liberty flames football team just added, perhaps, their youngest player ever...and he's a very familiar name to a lot of you. 3 3 3 we'll be dealing with more rain for wednesday, along with the chance for a few storms. i'll have the latest up next. 3 3 pattie good morning virginia. it is wednesday, february 24th, 2016. i'm pattie martin. whit and, i'm whitney delbridge. thanks for starting your day with us. we could see gusty winds and possibly even hail in our area today. melissa is in the weather center tracking the latest. melissa?
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3 your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. the highest severe weather risk will stay south and east (the carolinas and far eastern virginia) of the abc-13 viewing area. street and county road flooding will be a more widespread local issue, especially across southside. gusty winds and small hail are possible in the stronger local storms. please stay weather aware. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible on the southside. the bulk of the rain moves out later tonight, with overnight lows
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40s. 3 3 pattie this morning, donald trump is waking up a winner and one step closer to the gop nomination in the race for president.whit trump got a big victory in the nevada caucuses on the same night the democratic contenders hit the stage for a town hall in south carolina. kenneth moton has the latest. 3 3 this morning, donald trump?on a winning streak after another decisive victory?this time nevada.sot donald trump we love nevada, we love nevada love for trump but that anger at washington and a strong desire for an outsider gave the gop frontrunner an
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sot trump of course if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning the country. it's a fight for second between republican establishment favorite marco rubio and iowa caucus winner ted cruz.sot ted cruz the only campaign that can beat donald trump is this campaign. ben carson and john kasich were at the bottom of the pack. they've vowed to march on to super tuesday... the democrats are also focused on tuesday but first south carolina.sot hillary clinton "why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?" hillary clinton fired up during a cnn town hall after a federal judge ruled the former secretary of state's top aides should testify over her use of private email. but ahead of the democratic primary in the palmetto state, the focus was on african-americans who make up half of the electorate. sot bernie sanders we must sustain and strengthen the historically black colleges and universities sot clintonracism along with economic issues, educational issues, and all the rest, have to be addressed. clinton has campaign events in south carolina today, sanders is in missouri.
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part in a voter summit hosted by trump's fox news nemesis megyn kelly?trump declined the invite citing a scheduling conflict. kenneth moton, abc news 3 washington. 3 whit tight a pittsylvania county man has been sentenced to life in prison. police say he severely beat a woman.. who later died in the hospital. henry doss was found guilty of aggravated malicious bodily injury...but a jury found him not guilty on a second degree murder charge. a witness testified in court that doss admitted to hitting mary hooker in december of 2014.. after she made a sexual advance towards him. the commonwealth's attorney's office says hooker was in the hospital for more than a week, before she died. 3 pattie box in richmond.. an effort to give inmates in virginia who may have received inflated sentences a shot at parole.. has stalled. the
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of inmates who potentially were unfairly punished.. because their juries weren't informed that virginia had abolished parole in 1995. the bill had been narrowed to apply to only.. non-violent crimes. it passed the senate this month. 3 whit tight president obama has sent congress a plan to close the prison at guantanamo bay. speaking at the white house yesterday morning, the president outlined his plan to close the detention facility in cuba. he wants to transfer more detainees to foreign countries and work with congress to find a spot in the u-s to hold other detainees. president obama said his goal to close the prison "is about closing a chapter" in the country's history.pres. obama: keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. it is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the 3 highest standards of rule of law.whit the 9/11 era
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detainees.. down from a high of nearly 700 under former president george w. bush. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and many other top republicans want it to stay open. 3 3 pattie tight a log cabin in botetourt county that was once used as slave quarters in the mid-1800s is on the move. crews moved the cabin from greenfield plantation yesterday.. and plan to move a kitchen house that sat next to the slave quarters on thursday. despite some opposition, the buildings are being moved to make way for a commercial building for the county to bring in new industry. 3 whit tight a local community college is using black history month to expose its students to a variety of cultures. (((nats- pause))) yesterday, a caribbean band attracted a crowd in the student center at danville community college. school leaders say they want to make these events fun...that way more students are willing to come, and learn a thing or two. an instructor tells abc 13, there's nothing more enriching than exposing
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kyesha jennings- english instructor- "i think when people hear african american or black people, they think that everyone is the same. but the diaspora of african descendants is broad. it includes jamaicans, trinidadians, dominicans."whit tight d-c-c holds several events to expose students to new cultures throughout the school year. 3 3 pattie tight lots of excited seniors at ec glass high school right now. out of the senior class of 302 graduates, 178 have already been accepted to a 4 year college. and 83 were accepted to a 2 year college. although these students are going to colleges all over the country, ec glass principal tracy richardson says over the past three years, 43 percent of ec glass students who applied specifically to uva were admitted-- a record breaking 16 students this year alone. and the three year percentage is higher than uva's actual acceptance rate of 30 percent. (:20)ec glass students, "our teachers at ec glass really push us to take that next step.""really hard now to get a job without a college education to be honest
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society.""i want to be able to explore new things and meet new types of people, live in a different place."pattie tight principal richardson says some students are still making decisions and waiting on acceptance letters. 3 3 pattie a local boy is the newest recruit on a college team. norman norman is a little boy who's been battling cancer almost as long as he's been alive.whit and yesterday.. he had some big dreams come true. you can now call him a member of the the liberty flames football team. marissa parra has his story. 3 nathan norman is all smiles- he's got a big day ahead of him.dawn norman, nathan's mother: (00:05:17 - 00:05:22) "they are having him officially sign to be an lu flames football team member." a special honor for a special kid.nathan norman, child cancer warrior: (00:24:29 - 00:24:32) "how old are you?" "9" his 9th birthday was nothing short of a miracle. he's spent the
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cancer. dawn norman, nathan's mother: (00:09:28 - 00:09:31) "he took chemo this morning and he'll take it again tonight." dawn norman, nathan's mother: (00:09:50- 00:09:56) "the other day he went to get out of bed and started crying because his back was hurting so bad." dawn norman, nathan's mother: (00:17:09- 00:17:17) "we've always tried to preserve the best quality of life for nathan and just allow him to enjoy each and every day. which is exactly what makes this moment so important. turner gill, liberty flames head football coach: (31:57:29: - 32:05:00) "nathan norman is going to a national letter of intent, here at liberty university's football program. congratulations nathan." in the face of such an ugly disease... there's hope and happiness.3 it's a welcome distraction from chemo and hospitals.dawn norman, nathan's mother: (00:00:11- 00:00:18) "we want nathan to just enjoy life, this just allows him to enjoy it a little more." that's the
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dream come true was all made possible thanks to team impact, an organization that matches up child superstars battling illnesses. 3 whit still to come on good morning virginia... believe it or not snow can actually be beneficial for
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3 3 your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. the highest severe weather risk will stay south and east (the carolinas and far eastern virginia) of the abc-13 viewing area. street and county road flooding will be a more widespread local issue, especially across southside. gusty winds and small hail are possible in the stronger local storms. please stay weather aware. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible
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the rain moves out later tonight, with overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. all the rain ends by thursday morning. tomorrow will be breezy but dry. highs reach the upper 40s. more sunshine arrives for friday, with highs in the low to mid 40s. the weekend looks quite pleasant. enjoy sunshine both days. highs reach the upper 40s on saturday, with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s for sunday. a few showers may be possible on
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for tuesday. 3 3 hi, i'm gary garner with this week's garden tips. we all complain about the snow, and it is tough to get out and drive on it. on the other hand, we should be thankful we get a certain amount of snow,
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beneficial to our grass; it's beneficial to our trees. most of the plants that grow in central virginia--like peach trees, apple trees, flowering cherry and dogwood--in order for them to do...in order to have fruit...in order to have bloom, they must have a certain amount of "cold hours." snow is also a very beneficial thing to our plants and grasses. one inch of rain translates into 10 to 12 inches of snow. when you get an inch of rain, sometimes 75 to 90 percent of it runs off, rather than soaking into the ground. when you get 10 inches of snow and it all melts and goes into the ground and builds up the water table. snow puts nitrogen---most of the nitrogen we get comes from rain and snow and water, rather than from nitrogen we would throw onto the yard. so be thankful for a certain amount of snow and for a certain amount of cold. we couldn't exist in central
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3 whit still to come on good morning virginia... he's delivered lots of human babies... but delivering a baby gorilla was something totally new for one california doctor. why he chalks it up to "all in a day's work" in the next half hour of gmv. with the help of comfort keepers, i'm keeping my mom healthy! i'm keeping dad on schedule. i'm keeping my mom happy! comfort keepers in-home professional caregivers can provide meal planning and preparation, health and wellness services and personal care services through custom care plans that can change as needs change, so your aging loved ones can
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3 3 good wednesday to you, let's get a check of your morning drive. your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible on the southside. 3 pattie virginia could become one of the first states to allow and regulate online fantasy sports betting. lawmakers in both the house and senate passed the bills. online fantasy sports have become big business.. but have also created big controversies. new york and illnois have accused sites like fan duel and draft kings of being sites for illegal gambling. now it's being tackled in virginia. sen. ryan mcdougle (r)
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become very popular in my district and across the commonwealth. over a million individuals play fantasy sports now just in virginia. pattie the new bill would require companies to register.. have state audits to ensure money invested by consumers is being spent the way it should be.. and would prevent employees from those companies from participating. opponents say.. the gambling could lead to people seeking out bookies. now over to dennis with today's sports. 3 improved to 15-and-13 with a win last night at boston college. buzz williiams will tell you any win in the acc is a great one, shane henry slams in the early seth allen miss. that's a good dunk but this one's better. garland owens flying down the lane for the one- handed jam for bc, that's a man's dunk right there! tech, though, led by 13 at the half 40-27 and pads the margin after the break. hokies win 71-56. 3 first-round odac tournament play at randolph, the wildcats hosted washington
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eight on saturday. the generals came out strong, andrew franz poured in a game-high 26. and when nicholas george knocked down a three late first half, washington & lee led by seven. senior zach desgain helped bring the wildcats back, he led randolph with 22. randolph wins 71-65. 3 high school regionals, brookville led lord botetourt by 6 at the half and the bees pad the margin the second half. kiala marshall scores, then megan drey buried a three. brookville wins 56-39. 3 boys region 3a west at heritage, the pioneers faced the warriors of western albemarle. tight game the entire way, caleb snead drives in for two of his 16 for heritage. later, the pioneers force the turnover on the inbounds pass, elijah davis feeds cj rosser for two of his 16. but the warriors came back the final two minutes and steal the win. chris mcgahren drained a go-ahead 3. western albemarle wins 56-53, more scores at wset.com.
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defending national champ virginia played its home opener against the vmi keydets. the cavaliers broke this one wide open in the third inning, bustin' loose for 11 runs. pavin smith unloaded a grand slam, part of
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virginia roughed up the up the 3 3 your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. the highest severe weather risk will stay south and east (the carolinas and far eastern abc-13 viewing area. street and county road flooding will be a more widespread local issue, especially across southside. gusty winds and small hail are possible in the stronger local storms. please stay weather aware. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible on the bulk of the rain moves out later tonight, with overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. all the rain ends by thursday morning. tomorrow will be breezy but dry. highs reach the upper 40s. more sunshine arrives for friday, with highs in the low to mid 40s. the quite pleasant. enjoy sunshine both days. highs reach the upper 40s on saturday, with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s for sunday. a few showers may be possible on monday, but temperatures will
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3 pattie coming up in the next half hour of good morning virginia... if you're a big fan of energy drinks you may want to rethink the habit... what local health experts are saying about the recent string of lawsuits. whit a humble 80 year old bus driver in tennesse has a lot to brag about right now..
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modest man's big secret. 3 pattie good morning virginia. it is wednesday, february 24th, 2016. i'm pattie martin. whit and, i'm whitney delbridge. we could see some pretty severe weather in our area today. we want to get right to melissa in the weather center where she's tracking the latest. melissa? 3 3 we'll be dealing with more rain for wednesday, along with the chance for a few storms. your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. the highest severe
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and east (the carolinas and far eastern virginia) of the abc-13 viewing area. street and county road flooding will be a more widespread local issue, especially across southside. gusty winds and small hail are possible in the stronger local storms. please stay weather aware. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible on the southside. the bulk of the rain moves out later tonight, with overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. 3 pattie tight3 new this morning... police in danville are investigating after a man was shot and killed overnight. officers were called to the 200 block of halifax street just after 12-15 this morning where they found a man
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he was pronounced dead at the scene. his body has been taken to the medical examiners office for identification. anyone with information is asked to call danville crimestoppers at (434) 793-0000. 3 3 whit box the pulaski police department is investigating social media threats made on facebook.. officers say they got an anonymous complaint about death threats made to individuals online. in all, they identified 5 potential victims. investigators made contact with a person of interest in the 500 block of monroe avenue. soon after, police arrested michael johnson and charged him with 5 felony counts of death threats by written communication. he's being held without bond in the new river valley regional jail. 3 pattie tight the fate of the 6 people charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick.. is now in the hands of the jury. yesterday's deliberations followed 12 and-a-half hours of closing arguments on monday. jurors have 34 different charges to decide on. a racketeering conspiracy charge
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if the jury finds the 6 defendants not guilty for that.. then 2/3's of the charges will go away. and the firearms charges can stand on their own. stick with abc 13 for updates on this case. 3 whit tight we're staying on top of a neighborhood on high alert... we've followed a string of break-ins in the dearington neighborhood -- 9 so far this year. this morning, we have advice on protecting your own property. of course.. you should always lock your doors. never leave a window open when you're away. keep landscaping trimmed so it doesn't obscure your windows or doors from plain view. keep a tv or radio on when you're gone.. so it seems you're at home. folks in the dearington area say these crimes have opened their eyes. (:04)mary jones, lives in dearington area, "i just make sure i know who i'm opening the door for and all of that." police if you know anything about this crime spree. tipsters may be eligible for a reward. 3 3 pattie tight salem police are investigating a sexual assault report first received
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department of social services. julio deleon the 2nd.. is charged with 2 counts of rape.. 5 counts of aggravated sexual assault.. and 1 count of indecent liberties with a child. investigators say.. the child in question is under the age of 13. but her mother says.. she and deleon were in a relationship. the mother also told police that deleon was living with her and the child when the assault took place. deleon is currently being held at the roanoke county/salem jail without bond. 3 whit the cdc is investigating new reports of the sexual transmission of the zika virus. right now.. 14 cases involving pregnant women are being investigated. the cdc adds.. the new reports suggest sexual relations may likely be a way zika spreads. however, the most likely way is through a mosquito bite. zika has been confirmed in 21 states and d-c. the world health organization says.. up to 4 million people will be infected in the next year. 3 pattie box the popular energy drink maker.. "monster".. is under fire.. for reports it targets
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warning of "life-altering" effects involving monster energy drinks. this follows several lawsuits that were filed against the company for targeting children.. and for its "proprietary blend" of ingredients *not* regulated by the fda. among the 23 ingredients in monster that pediatricians are most concerned with.. the caffeine, taurine, and guarana. "it can cause cardiac problems. so, there have been cases in which children end up in the emergency room. if not, i've actually heard of a recent case of a child dying from a caffeine overdose."pattie box it can result in over-stimulation, dehydration and insomnia, appetite changes and worsened anxiety in children. doctors say.. talking with your children about energy drinks should be alcohol. 3 3 whit tight an alabama family has been awarded 72 million dollars ... in a lawsuit against johnson-and- johnson over talcum powder jacqueline fox died of ovarian cancer in october of last year at the age of 62. she used
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based "baby powder" and "shower to shower" for years. on monday, a jury in saint louis, missouri found the company liable for her death. her family said the lawsuit was not about the money ... but about warning other women. (marvin salter/deceased woman's son) "her whole fight was not just for her ... [chokes up] ... but for so many other women. and that's why i continue ... [chokes up, wipes away tear] ... that's why i continue this fight." whit tight johnson and johnson says it will appeal the verdict. 3 3 pattie at 80 year old, a busdriver named "mr. joe" just won a grammy. whit and then he quietly returned to his day job. steve osunsami has his story. 3 natsound (under video). "born by the virgin mary?."to the children he gets to school every morning in wilson county tennessee, joe thompson is just the bus driver?.natsound. (reveal) "born! born! born in bethlehem! (@:50) but , families here are learning that the man behind the wheel for the last 14 years, who the kids adore, is
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grammys "still rocking my soul, the fairfield four."on the grammy stage, he thanked the folks back home at the bus barn.nats grammys joe thompson "i would like to send a shout out to is the transportation department in wilton county, tennessee."thompson sings bass for the fairfield four, a legendary acapella gospel group his day job pays him 17-dollars an hour, driving little boys and girls with special needs. the children he serves are now sharing their love, which he says feels just a nice as his grammy.natsound. musicsteve osunsami, abc news, 3 atlanta. 3 whit still to come on good morning virginia... the oscars may shine a little less bright on sunday.... because some stars are skipping out..but for a good
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showbiz news. pattie3 and... 3 3 3 we'll be dealing with more rain for wednesday, along with the chance for a few storms. your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy rain remains through wednesday afternoon. additional rainfall totals of 0.50" to 1.75" will be common. flood warnings are possible to likely across southside including near the dan river. a few strong storms are possible mainly south and east of lynchburg this afternoon. the highest severe weather risk will stay south and east (the carolinas and far eastern virginia) of the abc-13 viewing area. street and county road flooding will be a more widespread local issue, especially across southside. gusty winds and small hail are possible in the stronger local storms. please stay weather aware. temperatures reach the mid to upper 50s, with 60s possible on the southside. the bulk of the rain moves out later tonight, with overnight lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s. all the rain ends by thursday morning. tomorrow will be breezy but dry. highs reach the upper 40s. more sunshine arrives for friday, with highs in the low to mid 40s. the weekend looks quite
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days. highs reach the upper 40s on saturday, with temperatures climbing into the upper 50s for sunday. a few showers may be possible on monday, but temperatures will be mild in the upper 50s. the forecast looks dry for tuesday.
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3 3 3 good morning. topping
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about 3 housing.3 home prices were up almost five-and- a-half percent in december -- the fastest pace in a year-and- a-half.experts say prices still have room to rise, because supply is so low. audi tops the new consumer reports annual rankings of the best new cars.followed by subaru, lexus, porsche and b-m- w.the top-ranking domestic brand is buick, at number seven.consumer reports considers performance and reliability while compiling its annual list.and finally, some notable new figures in lego's new "city set". mom is holding a baby bottle, but dressed for the office. a bearded dad is the one pushing a stroller.and on the right, a boy in a wheelchair. lego calls them "an attempt to stay in tune with the world around us."and that's america's money. have a great day. 3
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3 good wednesday to you, let's get a check of your morning drive. your morning commute will again be soggy as light to steady rain continues for the heart of virginia. heavy
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my computer's dying again. you'll need to email us so we can issue you a ticket. but you're right here. it's protocol. or, you can try staples tech services next day guarantee. it's fast and done right. i'll do that instead. that's not protocol marsha. in by noon, out by 5 the next day.
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pam pat good morning it it is wednesday february 24, i'm patty martin.
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the story is active weather. we could see severe stuff today. melissa is tracking the latest. >> melissa: good morning, everyone, about 6:00 we are seeing rain moving into virginia. you see batches of rainfall moving throughout lynchburg area temperature is coming up toward banville and south boston. temperatures holding steady in the upper 30s. low 40s. 39 in lynchburg and blacksburg. 40 in roanoke. 43 in danville. along with the wet roads, we are seeing some fog out there. please issue be extra careful. give yourself time to get to the final destination. benefit you and your family head out, make sure you have that rain gear. the reason jacket and umbrella. it is a cool start. dress in layers. temperatures in the 50s and 60s later on this afternoon.

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