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Live blog: Temperatures drop, snow falls across our region

HRBT Monday morning
Posted at 5:10 AM, Jan 03, 2022

Messy weather and the possibility for severe storms arrived Monday morning.

Widespread heavy rain started Sunday night and is continuing Monday. In North Carolina, we have the potential to see severe storms with damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes. The Ablemarle Sound and Outer Banks are under a Level 2 severe weather risk. The rest of our North Carolina communities extending into the Southside of Virginia are under a Level 1 risk for severe weather. The most likely time for severe storms is 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday.

Aside from the storms, it's going to be extremely windy Monday. A Wind Advisory is in effect for our coastal communities including Currituck, inland Dare, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Northampton (VA) from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday. 25-35 MPH north winds could gust up to 50 MPH.

Monday afternoon we'll begin to see a changeover from rain to a quick mix to snow. This will be gradually happening from the northwest to the southeast through the later afternoon hours.

Click here to see the latest closings and delays due to weather conditions

The First Warning Weather Team is tracking the storms and we will be updating this story with up to the minute details as we learn more about how they impact out area.

Latest updates are listed below with the newest at the top:

As of 9:45 p.m., Dominion Energy says crews are still on the job restoring power to the remaining 460 customers in Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina still without service from the first storm of 2022. Most of the customers affected are in Virginia Beach.

Crews will work through the night to get all power restored.

Dominion says throughout the day, more than 30,000 people throughout Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina went without power at some point.

They say this storm hit the Northwest and Central service regions the hardest, with the Charlottesville and Fredericksburg areas having largest outages.

If you need to report an outage or downed power line, you can do so by downloading the Dominion Energy App from the Apple Pay store or from Google Play. Or, you can call 1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357) or reach out to Dominion Energy online here.

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Timeline of rain/snow Monday:

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