Severe weather warnings, warnings and watches are in effect for the Triangle and parts of central North Carolina

Severe weather warnings, warnings and watches are in effect for the Triangle and parts of central North Carolina

Glynis Wiggins, Chloe Rafferty, and Keaton Eberly

1 week ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The National Weather Service has announced a tornado watch, wind advisory, flash flood warning, flood watch and severe thunderstorm warnings for cities in the Triangle and parts of central North Carolina.

This comes as some in the area also lose power during storms.


Tornado watch

A tornado watch was in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday for several counties in central North Carolina. The clock was allowed to expire at 9 p.m

There were several tornado warnings throughout Tuesday, but no tornadoes were confirmed as of 9:30 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings

The National Weather Service also issued severe thunderstorm warnings for several counties.

At 7:24pm on Tuesday, a warning was issued until 8:30pm for the following counties:

  • Northeast Nash
  • Edgecombe
  • Halifax
  • East Wilson

Weather officials said 60 mph winds were expected, which could damage roofs, siding and trees.

Flash flood warnings

A flash flood warning was issued for several central North Carolina counties at 6:04 p.m

It is expected to continue until 9 p.m

The following counties were included in the warning:

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  • Franklin
  • Granville
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  • Warren

Meteorological officials said flash floods caused by thunderstorms could be life-threatening.

At 7:01pm on Tuesday, another flash flood warning was issued until 8:45pm for the following counties:

  • Alamance
  • Chatham
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A flood warning was also issued at 6:18 pm for the Haw River at Haw River, impacting Alamance County. Meanwhile, another warning was issued at 7:14pm for the Haw River near Bynum, impacting Chatham County.

These warnings are scheduled to remain in place until early Wednesday morning.

Flood watch

At 3:15 pm Tuesday, the Weather Service issued a flood warning for several counties in central North Carolina.

These counties include:

  • Halifax
  • Nash
  • Edgecombe
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  • Wilson
  • Harnett
  • Wayne
  • Scotland
  • Cumberland
  • Sampson
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Flood watches are expected to continue until midnight.

Weather officials said they expect heavy rains and excessive runoff to flood rivers, creeks, creeks and other low-lying, flood-prone locations.

Wind warning for NC

At 2:53 p.m. Tuesday, the Weather Service issued a wind advisory for all of central North Carolina, which will last until 6 a.m. Wednesday.

“South or southeast winds can be expected at 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 35 and 45 mph this afternoon. Winds will shift to the southwest by this evening and will be brisk at times with gusts between 30 and 40 mph during overnight periods.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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