60 mph winds, quarter-size hail possible as severe thunderstorms move through central NC

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail are possible as severe thunderstorms roll through central North Carolina, the National Weather Service said.

At 5:10 p.m., a warning was issued for southwestern Nash County, northeastern Wake County, and southeastern Franklin County until 6 p.m. A severe thunderstorm had been located near Raleigh and was moving east at 35 mph, the alert said.

Winds up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail are possible, the NWS said.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees,” the warning said.

A warning for Wake County and parts of Johnston and Chatham counties expired at 5:15 p.m.

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