All warnings for the viewing area have been allowed to expired. We could still see some gusty winds and heavy rain but most of the severe threat is over.
Storms No Longer Severe
posted 6:42 p.m
Scattered rain will continue but the severe threat is mostly over. Warning in NC likely will be allowed to expire
Storm Tracks for Dangerous Winds in NC
posted 6:19 p.m
Numerous Power Outages
posted 6:15 p.m
Dominion Power is reporting over 220,000 power outages across Hampton Roads and Richmond. Remember this means 220,000 customers have no power.
Many Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Cancelled
posted 6:13 p.m
Right now the only warnings still in effect are in North Carolina and southern portions of VIrgina Beach.
posted 6:05 p.m
The strongest winds are now out ahead of the storm. Just because the rain isn't in your area yet doesn't mean the winds aren't. Watch out if you are in front of these storms. The outflow from this storm is still dangerous
Severe Winds in Norfolk
posted 5:53 p.m
A 62mph wind gust has been confirmed for Norfolk
posted 5:47 p.m.
People are being ordered to clear the beaches at Virginia Beach as severe storms approach Virginia Beach
Radar and Warnings
posted 5:44 p.m.
Here is the latest radar image and severe thunderstorm warnings. Nearly all of Hampton Roads under a warning
posted 5:29 p.m.
65mph gust in Newport News
Tree has fallen onto a house in James City County
Multiple trees down in Williamsburg
Storm Report: 70mpg Gust Reported
posted 5:20 p.m.
A 70mph wind gust was reported near Gloucester at 5:05pm. These storms are still packing very strong winds.
Fast Moving Storms
posted 5:16 p.m.
Large portions of the viewing area are under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings. Once these storms move through the area conditions should improve rapidly. This will be a short lived event for most locations.
posted 5:08 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Norfolk until 6pm. These storms are still producing damaging winds, some hail and heavy rains.
Storms Moving Into Metro
posted 5:08 p.m.
Severe storms about to head into the metro. Estimated times: Newport News 5:29, Hampton 5:32pm
Wind Damage Reported Near Richmond/ I- 95
posted 4:32 p.m.
We have received many reports of trees blown over and some damage to buildings out to the northwest of Hampton Roads.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are now being issued for western parts of the viewing area
posted 4:18 p.m.
As strong to severe storms move down from the Northwest the National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in advance of these cells. We can expect to see the number of warned counties and cities increase over the next few hours.
posted 4:06 p.m.
13News has received footage of a waterspout in the northern portions of the Chesapeake Bay. This storm is producing extremly heavy rains and strong winds and moving eastward towards portions of Maryland.
The National Weather Service has issued Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 PM EDT this evening for the following areas
In northeast North Carolina
Bertie Camden Chowan
Currituck gates Hertford
Northampton Pasquotank Perquimans
In southeast Virginia
Cities of Chesapeake, Emporia, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
Counties of Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, York
Eastern Shore of Virginia: Accomack, Northampton