Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Hertford, Northampton and Bertie counties

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UPDATE: The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled.

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8pm for much of central Virginia and central North Carolina, including Hertford, Northampton, and Bertie counties.

A slow moving cold front will bring heavy rain to the region tonight. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop by late this afternoon and persist overnight. Most of rain/storms will move into Hampton Roads and Northeast North Carolina overnight.

Some storms may become strong to severe with gusty winds being the primary threat.