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Thunderstorms pass through central N.C.

Posted June 11, 2009 10:05 a.m. EDT
Updated June 11, 2009 11:14 p.m. EDT

— Severe thunderstorm watches were canceled late Thursday after the threat of damaging weather appeared to diminish in the Triangle.

Storms moved east into central North Carolina Thursday evening, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. The greatest threat accompanying those storms was high winds and hail, he said.

The strong cells appeared to break up as they entered the central portion of the state. Areas to the north and south of the Triangle were seeing more prominent storms.

Friday will be partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon and evening storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s-90. A cold front will move through the area in the afternoon with some thunderstorms firing up along and ahead of it.

Saturday and Sunday will be partly cloudy with a few scattered storms.