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Strong Storms Trigger Severe Weather Alerts

Posted August 7, 2006 5:10 a.m. EDT

— Several counties in central North Carolina were under a severe weather watch or warning Monday afternoon, but no major damage was reported.

Strong storms were moving through the central part of the state around 4:30 p.m.

Areas in the watch zones were forecast to see wind gusts in excess of 58 mph, very heavy rain, and frequent intense lightning, the National Weather Service said.

Dime-sized hail was reported near Deerborn Drive and Club Road in Durham, according to the National Weather Service.

There were no immediate reports of damage from the weather.