First Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued across central North Carolina

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Relief from recent heat is on the way; however, it was accompanied by some severe weather.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for many counties in central North Carolina on Friday.

Just before 1:30 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire ABC11 viewing area until 11 p.m.

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The storms are moving from west to east. So the farther east you are, you more likely you are to see the storms later in the evening.

Damaging winds were the biggest threat, but some areas saw hail.
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Big Weather said the storms could stick around through Saturday, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening.

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