Tornado warnings expire; marginal risk for severe weather remains

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Tornado warnings issued for parts of northeast North Carolina on Friday have now expired.

Tornado warnings were issued for Hertford, Northampton and Bertie counties. All of the warnings are no longer in effect.

Officials in Hertford, Northampton and Bertie counties all say they have not received any reports of damage at this time.

A flash flood warning remains in effect for Hertford and Northampton County until 8:30 p.m.

Keep in mind: A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms within and close by the watch area. If you live in this area, be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions. A tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.

If you are in the area of a tornado warning, you should seek shelter and take cover. Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building and avoid windows. If you are in a mobile home, a vehicle, or are outside, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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The entire WAVY viewing area and beyond is under a marginal risk for severe storms. Meteorologist Ashley Baylor says if any strong storms develop, the primary threats will be heavy rain that could lead to localized flooding, frequent lightning, and strong winds.

Portsmouth opened the Middle Street Garage at 4 p.m. for residents who would like to move away from areas where it may flood. Residents can park their vehicles in any space not marked as “reserved.”

Friday’s weather is impacting several community events. The TGIF Summer Concert in Suffolk has been canceled, as well as the Summer Concert Series at the Smithfield Times Gazebo.

Newport News police say organizers for the National Night Out event have canceled the event scheduled for Saturday at Target. Police say they look forward to celebrating with residents Tuesday night. Police say they look forward to celebrating with residents Tuesday night.

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