CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) - A tornado warning was issued Monday evening for Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. It expired at 8 p.m.
So far, there are no reports of a tornado touching down, but there were several funnel cloud sightings.
WAVY.com spoke with three girls who saw a funnel cloud in Corapeake, not far from the Dismal Swamp.
"We were standing on the porch when we saw it. We were like ‘it's a tornado,'" said Leslie Small.
The girls had received a notification on their phones about the impending bad weather, but they were still shocked at what they saw.
"It went down then came back up like five seconds," recalled Brittany Jones. "Then there were two more. It was crazy, wild," said Addison Cochran.
A moment they say they won't soon forget, and one they're glad didn't lead to any tragedies. It's their first week of summer vacation and Jones graduates from high school on Wednesday.
In Chesapeake, flooding closed the Triple Decker Bridge off Bainbridge Boulevard. The water levels there were rising throughout Monday evening, according to WAVY crews on the scene. The water was still too high to drive through late Monday night, which could be a problem for drivers come Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, people in Southampton County are keeping a close eye on the level of the Blackwater River. During intense storms like Monday's, the river is notorious for flooding its banks. On Monday, WAVY News crews found the water was high in some places and covered some roads near Zuni, but it didn't appear to be causing any major problems.
Norfolk Police are investigating the cause of death for male found unconscious on the beach.
The Hampton Police Division needs help identifying the suspect in a motel robbery early Monday morning.
To ease holiday mailing, the Richmond District of the U.S. Postal Service is extending its Saturday window hours.