Severe weather threat winds down in Va., N.C.

Lightning strike in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake, Va. July 15, 2014. (Facebook/Allison Parry)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Most of Hampton Roads and parts of northeast North Carolina were under either a severe thunderstorm warning or watch Tuesday evening.

The National Weather Service also issued an area flood advisory for the city of Norfolk.

Photos: July 15 severe weather

Super Doppler 10 meteorologists said strong to severe storms quickly developed Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and damaging winds. While there were no reports of hail or tornadoes, the storm produced a water spout over Virginia Beach.

There were also reports of downed trees and power lines in Virginia Beach. And at least two homes in Hampton Roads were hit by lightning, causing fire.

Check out Meteorologist Tiffany Savona’s blog for more information about the Future Trak model of the storm — click here.

Weather Alerts on

Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dominion Power reported thousands of power outages in Hampton Roads and North Carolina. By Wednesday morning, power was restored for much of the area. Click here to get the latest number of outages in your region.

South Independence Boulevard at Hinsdale Lane was closed until about 10 p.m., followed by a one-hour closure of the northbound lanes. The closures were due to emergency utility repairs needed after severe storms, Virginia Beach police said.

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