Local fireworks shows canceled, rescheduled due to wet weather

Dark clouds spotted in Ocean View (Photo: Megan Snyder) | Rainy aftermath in Ingleside section of Norfolk (Photo: Mike Johnston)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk and Corolla canceled fireworks shows July 4 due to the wet weather.

Suffolk officials said in a news release that the Stars and Stripes Spectacular event at Constant’s Wharf Park and Marina has been rescheduled to Friday, July 14, in conjunction with the TGIF Summer Concert planned for that day. The park will open at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Find more details here.

Showers and storms began moving through parts of Hampton Roads around 3:30 p.m.

The Visit Currituck Facebook page posted Tuesday evening that the Corolla show was canceled. A makeup date is set for Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Historic Corolla Park.

10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox was at the Oceanfront when storms started popping up. He said many swimmers remained in the water, despite whistles from lifeguards telling people to get out. Eventually, crowds began gathering on the boardwalk. The beach was closed for about an hour because of lightning and thunder, but has since reopened.

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The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement that said storms will likely affect parts of the southside and northeastern North Carolina.

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