Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Dare Co.

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UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning is effect for Dare County until 6:15 p.m

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UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Perquimans, Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck counties in North Carolina. 

Winds are being reported in excess of 30 mph with potential gusts up to 60 mph.

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UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for southern Chesapeake and Virginia Beach until 4:15 p.m. this afternoon. Winds are being reported in excess of 50 mph and some areas are experiencing extremely heavy rainfall.

Several lightning strikes have been reported around the Sandbridge/Pungo area. 

Residents should take shelter and avoid windows. Tune in to WAVY TV 10 for the latest weather updates. 

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is operating with Level 4 wind restrictions, with winds in excess of 60 mph reported. 

The weather system is expected to pass through the area in the next 15 minutes. Chief Meteorologist Don Slater will continue to provide updates on-air and online. 

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A cold front will cross the area this afternoon, and it’ll bring scattered showers to the area. Conditions are also favorable for some storms to form as the heat of the day will help increase atmospheric instability.

So, expect isolated showers through Mid-Morning with scattered showers by Midday.  These showers will continue through around 3PM for Hampton Roads…and until around 5pm for NE NC.

After that time, conditions improve.  It’ll be a breezy day with sustained winds of 15-25mph gusting up to 30mph. 

Behind the front, the winds will shift to the NW…and that’ll usher in some much colder air. Lows tonight will bottom out in the upper 30s for many areas. So, get ready for a chilly kick-off to your Thursday.

Don’t worry, the colder weather won’t last too long.  Temps climb back in the 70s by Friday.  Have a way of getting severe weather alerts this afternoon, and watch WAVY NEWS 10 throughout the day for the latest on our potential for threatening weather.

-Meteorologist Deitra Tate

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