RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Amid a severe thunderstorm watch for central North Carolina Monday, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for many areas Monday afternoon.

A severe thunderstorm warning issued at 6:02 p.m. for Northeastern Wayne, Southern Nash, Southwestern Edgecombe, all of Wilson and Northeastern Johnston counties was allowed to expire 7 p.m.

Just minutes later, another severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Northeastern Harnett, Southern Wake and Central Johnston counties also until 7 p.m. That warning also expired at 7 p.m.

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The National Weather Service said 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail are the main hazards.

The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m.

The main threats from the storms are damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter.