Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several central NC counties

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. Severe thunderstorm warnings issued for several central NC counties


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