Wind gusts up to 60 mph possible as severe thunderstorms move through central NC

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible in parts of central North Carolina as severe thunderstorms move through the area.

At 6:15 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Cumberland County, Hoke County, southeastern Moore County, and southern Harnett County.

The warning, which is in effect until 7:15 p.m., said wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible. It also said damage to roofs, siding, and trees should be expected.

Northeastern Orange County, northern Durham County, southern Person County, and western Granville County had been under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:30 p.m. In addition to wind gusts, penny-sized hail was possible during those storms.

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