Part of Wake County under a severe thunderstorm warning

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Part of Wake County was under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6 p.m., the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

A severe thunderstorm had been located near Holly Springs. It was nearly stationary, the alert said.

Penny-sized hail and 60 mph gusts are possible, according to the NWS.

Affected areas include Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Lake Wheeler, and New Hill.

“Straight-line winds can blow down trees, power lines, and damage mobile homes and other buildings. Seek shelter in a sturdy structure until the storm has passed. Stay away from windows as flying debris generated by damaging winds can be deadly,” the NWS warned.

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