Severe thunderstorms pop up around central NC

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Quarter-sized hail and wind gusts of up to 60 mph are possible Monday afternoon and evening as thunderstorms pop up around central North Carolina, the National Weather Service said.

A warning was issued at 7:20 p.m. It covered west-central Wayne County, northwestern Sampson County, Harnett County, northeastern Lee County, southwestern Wake County, southern Johnston County, and southeastern Chatham County. It lasts through 8 p.m.

A warning for south-central Wake County, northeastern Harnett County, and central Johnston County expired at 7:30 p.m.

Threats from the storm include 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

“Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees,” the warning said.

Part of Wayne County had been in a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m. Monday, the NWS said.

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