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Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several central NC counties

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RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — As temperatures rose in central North Carolina on Saturday afternoon, some severe thunderstorms began forming.

At 5 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 5:45 p.m. for Northwestern Wake, Northeastern Chatham and Southern Durham counties. Eastern Person County was also placed on a separate alert until 5:45 p.m

A severe thunderstorm was located near Cary just after 5 p.m., moving northeast at 10 miles per hour.

The 5 p.m. alert has areas along the way including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, RDU International, Apex, Morrisville, Gorman, William B Umstead State Park, Parkwood and Jordan Lake.

At 5:27 p.m., another severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Southeastern Wake County and
Northwest Johnston County until 6:15 p.m

At 5:27 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was 8 miles northeast of Angier, or 15 miles west of Smithfield, and was moving northeast at 30 miles per hour.

Areas on the path of the 5:27pm alert include Raleigh, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Wendell, Emit, Coats Crossroads, Flowers and Lake Benson.

The weather service warned that gusts of wind of 100 km/h and quarter-sized hail were to be expected during the severe thunderstorms.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, trim and trees,” the weather service said.

https://www.cbs17.com/weather/severe-weather/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-wilson-county-parts-of-edgecombe-and-wayne-counties/ Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several central NC counties

DUSTIN JONES

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