Severe thunderstorm threat fades

Posted March 10, 2011 5:21 a.m. EST
Updated March 10, 2011 10:09 p.m. EST

— A cold front brought light rain to the Triangle on Thursday evening.

Storms caused by the front showed the potential to cause severe whether in central North Carolina, but failed to do so earlier Thursday. 

A severe thunderstorm watch that was issued for much of central and eastern counties was canceled. Various severe thunderstorm warnings also popped up as the system moved east. 

There was a report of a roof being completely blown off of a home on East Langley Road in Wilson, authorities said. A family was home at the time, but no one was hurt. 

Wilson County also had reports of downed trees. 

In Edgecombe County, a 10-foot portion of a roof of a hog operation on Nobles Mill Pond Road was torn off during the storm. No injuries were reported. 

Central and eastern North Carolina could see a half-inch to 1 inch of rain by late Thursday.