HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – A tornado watch has expired for Hampton Roads and areas in northeastern North Carolina until late Friday evening.
The tornado watch expired at 11 p.m., more than nine hours after being issued around 1:30 p.m. See a full list of areas affected at the bottom of this page.
Additionally, a tornado warning expired at 8:30 p.m. for Camden, Currituck, Pasquotank, and Perquimans counties. The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va. says a possible tornado hit the ground near Hall’s Creek in Pasquotank County, N.C.
The NWS said the tornadic storm is approaching Elizabeth City.
An earlier tornado warning expired at 6:30 p.m. for Suffolk, Franklin, Southampton, Hertford County, and Northampton County, N.C.
A severe thunderstorm warning expired at 9:15 p.m. for the following counties in North Carolina: Camden, Currituck and Dare.
A flash flood warning has expired for Northampton County, N.C.
The city of Suffolk reported high water in the southern part of the city, in some places so high roads were impassable.
In Meteorologist Jeremy Wheeler’s earlier blog post, he wrote that Hampton Roads would see a few isolated or scattered showers and storms by 3 p.m., mostly inland. He said the rain chances would increase around 5 p.m., and stay up through 9 p.m. Wheeler said the area can expect a general tenth to a quarter of an inch of rain, with some cities getting up to an inch under any of the thunderstorms.
The following areas are affected:
- Charles City
- Isle of Wight
- James City
- Newport News
- Northampton (N.C.)
- Virginia Beach