Track the weather in central North Carolina

Ashley Anderson and Rodney Overton

4 months ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As storms move in and out of central North Carolina, the CBS 17 Storm Team is tracking the latest severe weather warnings and threats.

As of midnight, 36 counties in North Carolina are under a severe thunderstorm. Within central North Carolina, those counties include Wake, Durham, Orange, Chatham, Franklin, Granville, and Warren counties. The hour was originally scheduled to end at 10 p.m

At approximately 11:05 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 11:45 p.m. for South Nash, west-central Edgecombe, Central Wake, Wilson, Northern Johnston and south-central Franklin counties.

The warning was issued due to severe thunderstorms located along a line extending from near Boone to near Fuquay Varina, moving east at 55 mph.

Areas affected by the 11:05 p.m. warning included Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Nashville, Wilson, Garner, Fukui-Varina, Clayton, Zebulon and Elm City.

Just before 9:30 p.m., a severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 10:15 p.m. in south Orange County. This warning was issued when a severe thunderstorm was 8 miles southwest of Ilion, or 10 miles southwest of Burlington, moving east at 45 mph.

Areas affected by the 9:30pm warning include Chapel Hill, Burlington, Graham, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Mebane, Elon, Gibsonville, Haw River and Swepsonville.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued at 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m. for Northern Pearson, Northwestern Vance and Northern Granville counties, according to the National Weather Service.

The warning came with a severe thunderstorm near Virgilina, moving east at 35 mph. Wind gusts could reach 60 mph, and hail could be up to a quarter in size, the weather service said.

Areas affected by the 9:15 p.m. warning include Roxboro, Concord, Stovall, Bethel Hill, Lake Hico, Tungsten, Mayo Reservoir, Hico Marina and John H. Kerr Reservoir.

Earlier, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Pearson County, north of Orange and Durham counties, lasting from approximately 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Just before that warning expired, another warning went into effect for northeastern Pearson and north Granville counties. This warning will remain in effect until 7 p.m

Expected conditions in this area could include wind gusts up to 60 mph and hailstones up to quarter size. Locations affected by the warning are Oxford, Roxborough, Stovall, Bethel Hill, Mayo Reservoir and Berea.

As of 6:30 p.m., the National Weather Service issued another severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern Warren and northwest Halifax counties. This warning will remain in effect until 7:30 p.m

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