Gallery: Severe weather around Hampton Roads March 24

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Mar 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 10:53:47-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Hampton Roads experienced severe weather early Thursday morning.

Several rounds of showers and storms are expected to move through the area Thursday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible, including damaging wind gusts, localized flooding, and isolated tornadoes.

Storm chances will taper off Thursday afternoon, but rain will linger this evening. It will still be warm (and muggy) with temperatures lingering in the upper 60s to low 70s all day.

A tornado warning was in effect for Sussex, Southampton, Isle of Wight and Surry until 9:15 a.m. Flooding forced schools in the Northampton County to close early. Northampton Middle and High Schools dismissed their students at 9:45 a.m., and Occohannock and Kiptopeke Elementary Schools dismissed their students at 10:15 a.m.

News 3's Penny Kmitt also spotted heavy rain and flooding in Newport News Thursday morning.

To read Meteorologist Myles Henderson's full forecast, click here.

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