The National Weather Service has expanded a Flood Warning to Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and York County until 8:45pm. A Warning is also in place in Isle of Wight until 5pm.
At 2:52 pm Doppler radar indicated heavy rain falling over the warning area. Rainfall amounts were generally between two and three inches with localized amounts up to four inches.
Several roads in southern portions of Newport News and Hampton are closed.
An additional one to two inches is expected through early this evening.
Some locations that may experience flooding include Buckroe Beach, fort Monroe, Beaconsdale, Denbigh, Fort Eustis, Grand View, Hampton, Langley AFB, Northampton, Poquoson, Newport News, Patrick Henry Field, Grafton, Seaford, Tabb, Christopher Newport University and Hampton University.
A flood warning means that flooding is occurring or is imminent. If you are in the warning area move to higher ground immediately.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause elevated levels on small creeks and streams and ponding of water in urban areas, highways streets and underpasses as well as other poor drainage areas and low lying spots.