Afternoon storms move over south-central N.C.

Posted June 1, 2009 5:26 p.m. EDT
Updated June 1, 2009 8:23 p.m. EDT

A severe thunderstorm system moved across Hoke, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties Monday evening.


"There are several cells within southern Sampson County and they are barely moving," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said during the afternoon newscast. The slow movement of the storms produced very heavy rain and the chance for hail from Roseboro to Clinton.

The week's forecast calls for hot, humid days through Thursday, with the chance for widely scattered thunderstorms each afternoon, Fishel said. Storms, where they happen, could be strong enough to produce hail and high winds, and to dump very heavy rainfall in a short period of time.

The chance for storms dies off once the sun sets for the day.