Tornado reported in Virginia as severe storms ripped across mid-Atlantic

Damaging wind and hail were reported with many storms Friday. There was also been at least one report of a tornado in Virginia.

NORFOLK, Va. – The rain and storms aren't just happening across the South this week, as severe weather capped off the workweek in mid-Atlantic.

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center forecast a Level 2 of 5 risk for severe weather Friday as a band of thunderstorms moves east through the region, bringing rain, hail and the potential for strong winds.

Storms started firing early Friday in Pennsylvania, with the National Weather Service issuing multiple Tornado Warnings near Philadelphia. There were some reports of broken tree limbs around the area, but no major damage was reported.

Earlier on Friday, reports of dime-sized hail started coming into the FOX Forecast Center from College Town, Pennsylvania

Lightning could be seen from cameras over Philadelphia International Airport late Friday morning.

A funnel cloud was reported in Pemberton, New Jersey, about 1 p.m. EDT, but no major damage was reported. For current weather, see our U.S. Thunderstorm Maps

At least one tornado has been reported Friday in the mid-Atlantic. According to the National Weather Service, a rain-wrapped tornado was reported near Carrollton, Virginia, just before 5 p.m. EDT. Damage was reported in nearby Smithfield, where an image shared with FOX Weather showed a large tree limb which had taken down power lines as it fell.

There were also dozens of reports of hail across the region. Most of them ranged between quarter-sized and ping-pong-ball-sized. However, there was at least one report of hail the size of eggs. 

Needed rain

The severe weather threat ended Friday night, but rain will continue into the weekend for much of the Northeast and New England, with up to 2 inches in the forecast for New York and Philadelphia.

The forecast rain will be beneficial for the Northeast where parts of New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are under facing moderate drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. 

The rainfall forecast for the Northeast.
(FOX Weather)