Tornado warning in Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville and Vance counties

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) – The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in five central North Carolina counties.

The 4:06 p.m. tornado warning is scheduled to remain in effect until 4:45 p.m. in the areas of southern Granville County, northeast Wake County, southeast Durham County and northwest Franklin County.

Minutes later, at 4:11 p.m., a second tornado warning was issued that also covered southwest Vance County and central Durham County. This warning also applies until 4:45 p.m

The tornado warning comes as a severe tornado-producing thunderstorm was located near Durham by the National Weather Service. NWS forecasts this storm will hit the Raleigh area at approximately 4:10 p.m., the Wake Forest area at approximately 4:30 p.m. and Franklinton at approximately 4:40 p.m

NWS warns people in these areas not to take cover by moving to a basement or indoor space on the bottom floor of a sturdy building.

A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect in parts of six central North Carolina counties.

At 3:33 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service issued an alert for north-central Harnett County, northeast Lee County, southwest Wake County and southeast Chatham County.

The thunderstorm warning will remain active until 4:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Southern Durham and Granville counties were also added to the NWS severe thunderstorm warning area in a severe thunderstorm warning issued at 3:57 p.m. This warning also includes the North Central Wake County area and remains in effect through 5 p.m

Projected hazards may include 60-mile winds and damage to trees and homes. Hail is also a potential threat.

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