Storms pop up in central North Carolina before weekend cold front


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Severe storms are moving through central North Carolina Thursday afternoon and into the evening.

Edgecombe County, southeastern Halifax County, and northeastern Wilson County are all in a severe thunderstorm warning until 9:30 after a line of storms was located stretching from about 12 miles east of Rocky Mount to near Tarboro and Wilson.

Wake, Lee, Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, and Nash counties were all under a severe thunderstorm warning at some point on Thursday.

Storms are expected to continue through the night and into Friday, which will be a CBS 17 Storm Team Alert Day. Rain is possible Saturday, as well, as a cold front moves in that will bring the forecasted high down to the mid-70s.


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