HISTORIC TRIANGLE — The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield, Va. has issued a special weather statement for the local area.
In a statement issued by the service at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, a line of thunderstorms with heavy rain will affect northwestern Gloucester County, southeastern King and Queen County, Charles City, north central Prince George County, central New Kent County, and northwestern James City County.
The storms were noted to have heavy rain and located along a line extending from near New Kent County to near Holdcroft and Prince George County. Movement was listed as northeast at 25 mph.
Wind gusts were reported in excess of 30 mph with pea-size hail. The NWS states that rainfall of up to 1 inch possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include: Hopewell, New Kent, Charles City, West Point, Toano, Adkins Store, Ruthville, Garysville, Providence Forge, Holdcroft, Glenns, Barhamsville, Shacklefords, Jordans Point, Eltham, Chickahominy Shore, Croaker, Birchett Estate, Wayside and Mountcastle.
Motorists are advised to use extra caution in the vicinity of the storms. Also, residents should be prepared for rapid changes in weather and road conditions. Heavy rain could cause ponding of water on roads and possible flooding in ditches and areas with poor drainage.
Frequent cloud to ground lightening is occurring with this storm. Lightening can strike up more than ten miles way from the storm. Residents are advised to seek shelter inside a building or in a vehicle.