Confirmation of the fifth tornado of the year in our region in Grayson County

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BAYWOOD, Virginia. – Storms in recent afternoons have brought heavy rains, frequent lightning and damaging winds to parts of the region.

A storm in Grayson County spawned a brief tornado Tuesday afternoon.

The Blacksburg National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that the twister was rated EF-1 with maximum winds of 95 mph.

This tornado snapped a hardwood tree trunk and uprooted several other trees in its path

This is the fifth tornado to hit the area this year. Most notable is the one that occurred in late May in the Goode/Forest area.

The Baywood Tornado makes 5 so far this year

For Grayson County, this is the fourth tornado since 1950.

You can see a brief video of the tornado, submitted by Kendra Frazier, below.

A funnel cloud was spotted in Pulaski on Wednesday afternoon, but it never touched down.

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