Thousands lose power in Virginia Beach after storms roll through Hampton Roads

Posted at 10:41 PM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-16 09:28:57-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Thousands of Dominion Power customers in Virginia Beach lost power due to storms moving across Hampton Roads Friday night.

As of 10:30 p.m. on Friday, over 3,700 people were without power in Virginia Beach.

Some storms produced heavy rain and gusty winds.

Weather pictures: July 15, 2016 

This weekend, all eyes will be on a frontal system to our west. It will move in and stall across our area, giving way to unsettled weather. On Saturday, we’ll see partly sunny skies, then scattered showers and storms by the afternoon and evening. Some of the rain could be heavy at times. Gusty winds are possible, too. Highs will be in the upper 80s. Rain chances will likely be highest on Saturday compared to Sunday. Still, a few scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for Sunday with highs in the upper 80s.  By early next week, highs rise back into the lower 90s.

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Friday night’s storms turned dangerous when a lightning strike started a fire at a Virginia Beach condominium complex. At least six people have been displaced due to the damage.