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Severe weather threat gives way to much-needed rain

Posted February 28, 2011

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— The National Weather Service cancelled severe weather watch alerts throughout central North Carolina Monday night, but rain and lightning were expected to continue through the night.

A band of storms in the western part of North Carolina moved slowly through the east Monday evening, bringing with it a chance of severe weather, including the potential for damaging winds.

Wind gusts reached up to 45 mph at times.

There were some reports from WRAL.com visitors of minor storm damage in the Triangle by 7 p.m., including a tree down at Optimist Farm Road and Sunset Lake Road in Holly Springs and a tree struck by lightning on Dumont Drive in Hillsborough.

There were also reports of hail in Apex and power outages in south Raleigh blamed on weather.

In Willow Springs, there were reports of a telephone pole struck by lightning knocking out service to some homes in the 8200 block of Mount Pleasant Church Road.

The rest of the week looks clear and cooler with highs on Tuesday expected around 60 degrees and Wednesday in the upper 60s.

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  • lma1973 Mar 1, 2011

    Its raining like crazy here too.

  • Hammerhead Mar 1, 2011

    Awesome weather last night...my gardens are very happy today.

  • toocutefb Feb 28, 2011

    love the spring time thunderstorms....

  • mellieh Feb 28, 2011

    I'm in Cary and I smell smoke from outside. My husband saw three firetrucks going up the street near us. Anybody know where the fire is?

  • wesha Feb 28, 2011

    The wind is blowing so hard here in the Cleveland part of Clayton, the rain is starting to come down hard as well.

  • VanC Feb 28, 2011

    Ya'll can complain about the report all you want. All I can say is:

    It's pouring rain, blowing, with thunder and lightning in Downtown Raleigh right now. So, i guess they got it right. Imagine.

  • rescuefan Feb 28, 2011

    Lots of rain and wind in North Raleigh!

  • jmf1073 Feb 28, 2011

    The line of storms looks nasty out there. It is going to pour tonight.

  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 28, 2011

    Um,putting up watches now are we??

  • tobywilliamson58 Feb 28, 2011

    We need a good BRIME STORM!!

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