Severe weather possible overnight
A tornado watch for much of central North Carolina has been extended to 4 a.m. However, the greatest threat for severe weather appears to be southern Virginia, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.Posted — Updated
"Overnight, we are in the risk area for strong to severe storms," WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said. "You could also still see a storm during the morning commute."
"It is likely southern Virginia will have the greatest threat overnight," Maze said.
Severe thunderstorms were spotted on the radar near the border of Wayne, Johnston and Wilson counties.
Thunderstorms over Sampson and Cumberland counties produced wind gusts of up to 30 mph and dangerous lightning strikes. In Edgecombe County, downed trees and power lines were reported.
What to do if you spot a funnel cloud
For those at home, the safest place is in a basement. If there is not one available, they should go into a hallway or closet.
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