UPDATE: The severe weather risk has been lowered as of 8 p.m. Friday and the tornado threat is now next to nothing.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The CBS 17 Storm Team is closely watching a powerful storm system that will bring the threat of severe weather to central North Carolina Friday night.

This storm system has produced extensive damage west and southwest of North Carolina in the last 24 hours and while severe weather is still possible in central North Carolina Friday night, the system will be slightly weaker when it arrives here.

All of central NC is included in a Marginal Risk (level 1 out of 5). The storms will arrive after 7 p.m. and should clear the area shortly after midnight with main threats including damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

A wind advisory is also in effect for areas south of the Triangle until 1 a.m. South to southwesterly winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph are expected.

Skies will clear fast after midnight into the early morning hours of Saturday. Sunshine and slightly cooler air will move in this weekend with highs in the 60s. Saturday will still be windy before calmer winds Sunday.