Published: 2014-07-10 05:58:00
Updated: 2014-07-11 05:59:56
Posted July 10, 2014 5:58 a.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2014 5:59 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County was hit with lightning, heavy rain and strong winds as commuters made their way home Thursday afternoon.
The storms passed through the area at about 6 p.m., resulting in:
The storms are due to a slow-moving front that has stalled over the region.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for most central North Carolina counties Thursday, including Wake, Johnston, Lee, Chatham, Franklin and Nash counties.
Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for a number of counties, including Cumberland, Harnett, Halifax, Edgecombe, Wilson and Wayne.
Afternoon storms toppled numerous trees and brought down some power lines in parts of Sanford Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday's high temperature struggled to reach the upper 80s due to cloud cover and rain.