Severe thunderstorm watch issued for areas south and east of Triangle

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Another round of severe storms moved through Sunday after several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued Saturday.

Sunday started out stormy with morning showers and thunderstorms. The day will continue to be mostly cloudy and will have the threat of severe weather.

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Minor damage was reported Sunday afternoon after severe thunderstorms moved through. Several trees were down and split around Wesleyan College near Battleboro in Nash County, the National Weather Service reported.

The Nash County 911 call center also reported several trees were down around Nashville.

In Orange County three miles north-northeast of Efland, a treetop was snapped clean off a tree and multiple branches were down.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for many counties in the WNCN viewing area until 9 p.m.

Those counties are: Cumberland, Edgecombe, Halifax, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Sampson, Wayne and Wilson.

All of central North Carolina is under a Slight Risk of severe weather Sunday, which is a level 2 on the 1 to 5 scale. Areas along the North Carolina-Virginia line are now in an Enhanced Risk, which is a level 3 on the 1 to 5 scale. Damaging wind, hail, and even tornadoes will be possible Sunday afternoon ahead of a stronger cold front.

Please stay weather aware Sunday.

After the cold front Sunday, drier and cooler weather returns Monday with mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid-60s.

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