VIDEO: Time lapse of severe thunderstorm moving over Johnston County

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JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) – A time lapse video of a thunderstorm was captured moving over the Cleveland area of Johnston County, near Interstate 40 and Highway 42 around 2:45 p.m. this afternoon.

Most of central North Carolina is under Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. — the main threat will be from damaging straight-line winds, but frequent lightning will accompany the storms as well.

These storms will likely affect the entire CBS 17 viewing area and have a big impact on the evening commute.

Flash flooding will also be a concern, as heavy rain falls onto already-saturated ground. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from the Triangle to the north and east until 11 this evening:

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