Wake County and surrounding areas had been under three thunderstorm warnings throughout the day, but the last expired around 6:30 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch expired at 7:30 p.m.
The system that has been moving over North Carolina included strong winds and a report of a tornado in the eastern part of Caswell County.
A cold front moves in Thursday night, bringing some breeze and quieter skies.
Friday looks pleasant, as the official start of summer will have highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and mostly clear skies.
June 21 is known as the longest day of the year. The sun will rise in Raleigh around 6 a.m., and daylight will extend past 8:30 p.m.
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