RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A warning for severe thunderstorms in parts of central North Carolina was issued at 3:22 p.m. on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service said the warning will remain in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday in the areas of:

  • northeastern Wayne County
  • southwestern Wilson County
  • northeastern Johnston County
  • central Nash County
  • northwestern Edgecombe County

The warning is based off a severe thunderstorm spotted nine miles northeast of Smithfield, moving east at approximately 15 mph.

Radar also indicates hazards of 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail. Hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding and trees are expected as well, according to the NWS.