ALERT DAY: More strong to severe thunderstorms possible Sunday evening

Alert Day

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A second severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service Sunday afternoon.

The latest warning was issued at 5:45 p.m. for northeastern Harnett County, southwestern Wake County and southwestern Johnston County.

The warning was in effect until 6:30 p.m., when it was allowed to expire.

The warning was triggered by a severe thunderstorm that was located over Fuquay-Varina, or 12 miles south of Cary, moving southeast at 35 mph.

Officials said 60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail were possible from the storm.


Sunday at 5:33 pm: The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Johnston and Wake Counties until 6:15pm. The storm was near Cary and moving east at 25 mph. Damaging wind gusts to 60 mph are possible with this storm.

Sunday continues to be a Storm Team Alert Day as thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and evening across Central North Carolina. While widespread severe weather is not anticipated, any storm could become strong to severe with damaging winds our primary concern followed by some large hail. It is for this reason that we are on alert.

The best chance of seeing a strong to severe storm is south and west of the Triangle where a Slight Risk (level 2 of 5) exists. The Triangle and points northward are under a Marginal Risk (level 1 of 5) through the rest of the day. The main timing for any severe storms looks to be from now until about 10pm. Rain and storms will linger into the overnight, but they should remain below severe limits.

Storms will be arriving from the west as a weak area of low pressure moves out of the North Carolina mountains and into the Foothills. These storms will then move southeast across our area through the afternoon and evening. If you hear thunder or see lightning, seek a sturdy structure until the storm passes. We will see storms again fire on Monday, but the chances of severe weather is currently lower as Monday features a Marginal Risk (level 1 of 5) from the Triangle southward.

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