A strong thunderstorm dropped more than 2 inches of rain in the Havelock area, causing minor flooding and stranding motorists.
A strong thunderstorm dropped nearly 3 inches of rain in about two hours in the Havelock area, causing minor flooding and stranding motorists.
The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the area as well as a special weather statement concerning the storm that moved into the area shortly after noon on Friday.
Some hail and high winds were reported with the storm.
Havelock police had to block off parts of Trader Avenue and Park Lane as city crews attempted to keep storm drains clear. During the peak of the storm, a vehicle stranded on Park Lane had water up to its windows. Some flooding was reported on Brown Boulevard, and drainage ditches backed up into yards in several neighborhoods.
Lightning caused some power outages in the area, and Havelock police officers were directing traffic for a time around flooded areas and non-functioning traffic signals.
Areas of Cherry Point also had sporadic power outages but there were no significant negative impacts from the storm on base, according to Cherry Point.
A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms remains in the forecast through Saturday, with the chances decreasing to 30 percent on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Newport.