RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The National Weather Service in Raleigh issued a series of severe thunderstorm warnings in central North Carolina Friday evening.

The first was for Cumberland and Hoke counties from 5:49 to 6:30 p.m. Another warning was for parts of Durham, Orange and Person counties and expired at 7:15 p.m.

The most recent severe thunderstorm warning was issued just after 8:30 p.m. for central Wake County and southwestern Franklin County until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

At 8:32 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Raleigh, moving east at 35 mph, the warning said.

Hazards from the storms include 60 mph wind gusts, heavy rain, and frequent lightning, the weather service said.

“Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees,” weather officials said in the warning.

Areas impacted by the warning include Raleigh, Wake Forest, Zebulon, Knightdale, Wendell, Rolesville and
Falls Lake.