Tornado watch cancelled for entire viewing area

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – A tornado watch has been cancelled for all of Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina Wednesday evening.

The watch was supposed to expire at 7 p.m., but the National Weather Service called it off about 30 minutes early.

A tornado warning expired for Sussex County at 1:15 p.m. The NWS reported a tornado was indicated on its radar in Sussex County, near Jarratt around 12:55 p.m.

The National Weather Service posted a series of tornado warnings across central North Carolina early Wednesday as the storms moved east across the region. The warnings included the Raleigh-Durham area. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Closings and Delays

Bertie County schools closed at 1 p.m. Wednesday ahead of inclement weather. Gates County and Edenton-Chowan schools closed at 2:30 p.m. and Currituck County canceled all after-school activities.

Additionally, Waller Mill Park in Williamsburg closed for the night — all softball and tennis programs are canceled. All Suffolk, Va. after-school and evening activities are canceled because of the tornado watch, and the Suffolk School Board meeting has been rescheduled to May 1 at 4 p.m.

Wilson County schools were closed Wednesday because of the weather, including flooding problems. Flooding also was reported in Fayetteville, where 74 people were rescued from flooded vehicles and homes Tuesday.

At least five counties reported tornadoes Tuesday

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