RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued multiple severe thunderstorm warnings for several counties Sunday afternoon.
The severe thunderstorm warning began at 1:28 p.m. and expired at 2:30 p.m. for Edgecombe County and Halifax County.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Vance, Warren, Nash, Halifax and Franklin counties at 2:17 p.m. The warnings in Franklin and Vance County expired at 3 p.m.
A new severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 3 p.m. for Warren County, Nash County, Edgecombe County and Halifax County. The warning expired at 4 p.m.
Weather officials warn of 60 mile per hour winds and quarter-sized hail.
They say hail damage to cars is expected and people in those areas should expect wind damage to roofs, siding and trees.
Officials advise people to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building for protection.
Impacted locations include Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, Halifax, Scotland Neck, Littleton, Enfield, Weldon, Whitakers, Leggett and Glenview
Weather officials warn that quarter-sized hail could damage windows, roofs and cars, and that tree damage is likely.
They also say mobile homes could be damaged or destroyed.
Sunday morning, CBS 17’s Meteorologist Lance Blocker forecasted the primary threat of severe weather Sunday will be for damaging wind gusts through the environment, which could support a low-end risk for a stray tornado.