RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Halifax County is under a tornado warning until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
The warning comes as parts of central and northeastern North Carolina saw severe thunderstorms pop up Wednesday evening. The NWS warned earlier of wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter-size hail as storms moved through Warren and Halifax counties.
At 7:14 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Warren and Halifax counties until 8:15 p.m. The NWS spotted thunderstorms extending from near Ebony to 9 miles northeast of Warrenton to near Norlina. The storms were moving east at 35 mph.
“Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds,” the warning said. “People outside should move immediately to shelter inside a strong building. Stay away from windows.”