Isle of Wight under severe thunderstorm warning through 3 p.m., tornado watch through 7 p.m.
Published 1:27 pm Wednesday, July 19, 2023
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning through 3 p.m. and a tornado watch through 7 p.m. for Isle of Wight County.
At 2:12 p.m., radar detected a severe thunderstorm near Franklin moving northeast at 25 mph. The storm could damage trees and power lines.
The NWS is forecasting a 60% chance of severe thunderstorms reaching Smithfield, mainly before 4 p.m., which could bring large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain to the area.
The NWS is advising affected residents to move to an interior room on the lowest level of a building, and to report severe weather by calling 757-899-2415 or on Twitter @NWSWakefieldVA.