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Severe thunderstorms down trees

Posted July 1, 2009 8:18 p.m. EDT
Updated July 1, 2009 11:57 p.m. EDT

Severe thunderstorms rolled across parts of central and eastern North Carolina Wednesday evening.

The storms were part of a cold front moving west to east. Dangerous winds and lightning were reported in parts.

Strong winds blew down trees and caused damage in Cumberland and Wayne counties, according to WRAL viewers.

The storms were expected to clear out of the WRAL viewing area by midnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Thursday will be cooler with temperatures in the low 90s. Wednesday's high was 97 degrees.