Hail, some damage reported in central NC as severe thunderstorms move through

Severe Weather

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for areas of the Triangle Saturday afternoon when storms moved through the area, leaving behind some damage.

At least four severe thunderstorm warnings were issued with the last one expiring at 7 p.m.

A metal roof was blown off a barn around 4:45 p.m. about four miles west of Coats in Johnston County, according to the weather service. Officials said the damage was from straight-line winds.

Around 4:50 p.m. several trees were reported down near the intersection of N.C. 210 and N.C. 50 in Johnston County, the weather service reported.

Trees were also reported down in Johnston County at two other intersections west of Coats — near Old Mill Drive at Wiggins Road and near Pricket Lane and Powhatan Road.

Hail was seen during the storms with most reported to be about nickel-sized. However, the weather service reported that quarter-sized hail was spotted falling in Sanford near the 1500 block of Kentucky Avenue.

The National Weather Service warned of winds up to 60 mph in the storms that hit Saturday afternoon.

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