Afternoon storm brings heavy rain, strong winds and hail to region

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Hail fell in Grafton on July 28, 2021, during an early afternoon storm.

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — An early afternoon storm brought heavy rain, wind and some small hail to the Peninsula and Southside on Wednesday, along with some reported damage.

A flash flood warning was in effect for parts of the Peninsula until 3:45 p.m.

The storm popped up around noon and headed south. A severe thunderstorm warning was originally issued until 1:15 p.m.

WAVY viewers sent in photos of small hail and reported trees down across the area, including one on a garage.

About 1,000 people were without power as of 2 p.m., power Dominion Energy. mostly in southern Hampton and Newport News.

The storms were into the Southside, and brought hail to places such as Great Bridge in Chesapeake. Additional storms were also expected to develop in the region later Wednesday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 9 p.m. for eastern areas in Virginia and North Carolina. More information below.

You can view WAVY’s interactive radar here.

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