Tornado warnings, watch in effect

Published 10:37 am Monday, April 6, 2009

A tornado warning is in effect until 10:45 a.m. Monday for extreme southwestern Isle of Wight, central Southampton, west central Suffolk and Franklin.

The National Weather Service showed a tornado located near Boykins and Newsoms in Southampton County at 10:18 a.m., headed northeast at 40 mph.

Heavy rainfall could obscure the tornado, so the weather service urged extreme caution.

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As a strong line of thunderstorms moves through northeast North Carolina and eastern Virginia, the area remains under a tornado watch until 3 p.m. Monday.