NWS: 3 tornadoes hit the Peninsula during Friday’s storms


YOUR SIDE. (STEPHANIE) MANY PEOPLE SPENT THE WEEKEND CLEANING UP STORM DAMAGE. (LAURA) THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NOW CONFIRMS FOUR WEAK TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN OUR AREA DURING FRIDAY’S SEVERE WEATHER. THE TWISTERS THAT HIT WERE IN NEWPORT NEWS, YORK COUNTY, GLOUCESTER AND SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY. (STEPHANIE) METEOROLOGIST CASEY LEHECKA JOINS US NOW WITH MORE ON THE PATH OF THESE STORMS. (CASEY) NEWPORT NEWS EF-0 AT 8:07PM THE TORNADO LIKELY TOUCHED DOWN AS A WATERSPOUT OVER THE WARWICK RIVER. THE TORNADO TRACKED NORTHEAST THROUGH THE SANFORD, CARRIAGE HILL, AND DENBIGH SECTIONS OF NEWPORT NEWS. THE TORNADO PRODUCED MAINLY TREE DAMAGE, PARTICULARLY NEAR SANFORD ELEMENTARY, AND DID DESTROY A SMALL STORAGE SHED. THE TORNADO LIFTED BEFORE REACHING US ROUTE 60 NEAR DENBIGH VILLAGE CENTER. NORTHAMPTON, NC TO SOUTHAMPTON, VA 6:38 TO 6:54 PM THE TORNADO CROSSED THE ROANOKE RIVER INTO NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NC NEAR GARYSBURG AND MOVED NORTH-NORTHEAST ACROSS NC HIGHWAY 46 WHERE IT SNAPPED AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES.FROM HERE, THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST AND CAUSED EF-1 DAMAGE TO NUMEROUS TREES ALONG LOW GROUND ROAD, BEFORE REACHING HIGHWAY 58 IN SOUTHWESTERN SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY, VA AND THEN LIFTING AGAIN. WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE TRACKS OF THE YORK AND GLOUCESTER COUNTY TORNADOES COMING UP AT 5:30 AND ABOUT THE WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE

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