Hampton Roads, NE North Carolina see heavy rain, high winds during Saturday storms

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Posted at 12:25 PM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-12 16:43:46-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Our viewing area got a taste of all four seasons Saturday as a line of storms swept across Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina.

A cold front brought damaging wind gusts, localized flooding and temperature changes across the region, with nearly a 30-degree difference from Friday reported in some localities. A Tornado Watch was also put into effect until 1 p.m. for parts of the viewing area, including Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and a majority of the northeastern North Carolina counties in our area.

According to Meteorologist April Loveland's latest forecast, falling temperatures this afternoon and evening will lead to a few snow showers across the area. VDOT said in a statement that motorists should be careful on the roads Sunday morning, as sub-freezing temperatures are expected overnight.

Temperatures will rebound back into the 60s next week.

According to the National Weather Service, trees and wires in Nags Head were downed Saturday due to thunderstorm wind damage, and Rodanthe reported up to a foot of water on Highway 12. Wind gusts up to 86 miles per hour were reported in Waves.

Hatteras also experienced a power outage. Power was restored before 1 p.m.

News 3's Angela Bohon and Justin Fleenor captured photos and video of downed tree branches in Norfolk's Larchmont neighborhood. Crews on the scene worked to remove a large tree limb and a downed power line from the area of Glenhaven Crescent.

We also received reports of flooding in Portsmouth, including on Effingham Street near I-264.

If you or someone you know experienced damage from Saturday's storm, email your photos and videos to