DARE COUNTY, N.C. – A pair of tornado warnings issued for Dare County Wednesday evening have expired.
There had been a tornado warning issued in Dare and Hyde counties until 9:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Hatteras Ferry Operations has been suspended until further notice due to the severe winds along with the tornado warnings for that area. People are asked to call 252-996-6000 or 252-996-6001 for more information.
As of 9:01 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado had been located near Portsmouth Village, or 17 miles east of Cedar Island in eastern North Carolina, moving northeast at 50 mph. Radar indicated rotation, according to the National Weather Service.
Locations that were expected to be impacted include the Ocracoke Lighthouse, the Hatteras Ferry Terminal and the Ocracoke Ferry Terminal.
A tornado warning had previously been issued in Dare County until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
That tornado warning was for southeastern Hyde County in eastern North Carolina and south-central Dare county in eastern North Carolina.
At 8:13 p.m., the National Weather Service said there was a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado that is located near Ocracoke, moving northeast at 50 mph.
A wind advisory has been issued for Accomack County on Virginia’s Eastern Shore until midnight.
Super Doppler 10 Chief Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson said the storms to the south of Hampton Roads are moving at 45 mph to the northeast, and they could arrive in the Elizabeth City, N.C. area sometime after 10 p.m.
Stay with the Super Doppler 10 weather team for the latest updates.