Roll cloud blankets Hampton Roads Wednesday evening

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A large roll cloud blanketed much of Hampton Roads Wednesday evening — catching the widespread attention of viewers.

Photos: Roll cloud blankets Hampton Roads

Chief Meteorologist Don Slater noted Wednesday evening that the “cool” roll cloud did not have any weather, but it did darken the horizon around sunset.

Many WAVY viewers captured images of the rather ominous-looking cloud in areas including Hampton and Norfolk.

Some even took videos and noted on the “creepy” appearance of the clouds.

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A roll cloud is seen in East Ocean View on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Credit: Melanie Waters‎
A roll cloud is seen in East Ocean View on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Credit: Melanie Waters‎