Update on weather conditions
The WRAL Severe Weather team has the latest on the conditions in our area from the strong storms that are currently happening.
Good evening. I'm meteorologist Cat Campbell in the WRL Severe Weather Center, closely monitoring this line of storms that we've been tracking for you all day since it first formed in the North Carolina Mountains. The threat for severe weather over for Fayetteville in the triangle. But there is still a severe thunderstorm warning in effect in Eastern Wayne County, and the National Weather Service has actually just allowed that to expire. That information just coming in it is now 9 45. So they have decided not to extend the severe thunderstorm warning. Still very heavy rain coming down some gusty winds in that area. And we have seen some reports of damage today. So I want to turn on some of the damage reports in a moment and I'll show those to you. But we're getting some word in from Samson County of trees down across the area. So we've seen that in addition to that, some locally localized flooded roadways as well. But here's the big picture that we have on radar. Let me put it into motion for you looping this over the past 30 minutes. About half an hour ago. Before that, we saw a severe thunderstorm warning extended for Wayne County Wilson County that has now been allowed to expire. So it's really the core of the line. I'm gonna pause this in our current, our current frame here that's moving through edge. Come County, eastern Halifax County, North Hampton County and then the eastern part of Wayne County. It will continue to push to the east, but our threat for severe weather quickly starting to go down a severe thunderstorm warning in effect just to the southeast of our viewing area. So as this line of storms pushes into our coastal communities, we could see some issues later on this evening. But I did want to bring you an update from the National Weather Service. They have just told us this information in our chat room. They allow that severe thunderstorm morning in Wayne County to expire because they made some calls to Johnson and to Johnston and Wayne County's about the storms. And they have not heard any reports of damage in Johnston or Wayne County's Yet. If you have any damage in your neighborhood, please share that with us. We'll pass it along to the National Weather Service. Please share that with us on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Wrl weather. But most of the damage that we have had was in Sampson County. So I'm gonna pull up some of the storm reports that we have gotten in this evening and also talk about the impact that we're going to see behind this front, expecting to see a significant cool down. And for many folks, that cool down has already started. We've already seen that big change. So let me pull in the storm reports that we have seen this evening. Most of the storm reports early this afternoon. We're just to our west, closer to Asheboro, Greensboro. But Samson County. This is where we have had some storm reports. Come in. This evening, we have reports of a tree down on Briar Branch Road that is in Hobbiton, Sampson County, closer to Clinton. One tree down on Boykin Ridge Road, and also just east of Clinton, closer to turkey. One tree down on need more road. So those were the reports that we have off wind damage across the viewing area tonight. All of those have been confined to Sampson County, but let's take a look here at the big picture that we're seeing. The cold front is passing through central North Carolina as we speak. We do still expect some lingering rain behind the front. But boy, have we seen a significant change behind the front This evening. We have seen temperatures at RT. You fall over 20 degrees in less than three hours. So once this line of storms passes through, the cooler air comes rushing in from the northwest. It is finally going to feel like fall again, and we get a break from the rain. Many areas saying between half an inch and two inches of rain will have more on the fall field coming up tonight after the debate on Fox 50 and W R. A l.