RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Just after 1 p.m., the National Weather Service put two dozen central NC counties on notice for severe storms developing through the afternoon and evening.

The watch is set to remain in effect through 8 p.m. in the Triangle for Wake, Chatham, Durham and Orange counties. More counties impacted by the watch are: Alamance, Davidson, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Guildford, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, Orange, Person, Randolph, Stanly, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne and Wilson.

A short-lived thunderstorm warning was also in effect from 2:07 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for Person and northwestern Granville counties. Viewers in these areas were under a threat of high, damaging winds with a possibility of hail.

Shortly after 5 p.m., the National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a thunderstorm warning for northeastern Nash County, northern Edgecombe County and southeastern Halifax County until 5:45 p.m.

The thunderstorm was located 11 miles north of Rocky Mount, moving at 45 mph. The impact includes 60 mph wind gusts, damage to roofs, siding and trees.

The locations impacted include Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Scotland Neck, Dortches, Whitakers, Hobgood,
Speed, Leggett and Battleboro.