NC weather: Winds, hail, tornado possible with elevated severe storm risk today

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First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: March 23
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First Alert Evening Weather Forecast: March 23

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Severe weather is possible in central North Carolina on Wednesday.

The weather system that brought tornadoes to Texas and Louisiana is pushing into North Carolina.

The National Weather Service has placed the region under a level 2 of 5 risk for severe storms. The storms could include damaging winds, hail and even isolated tornadoes.

TIMING

The strongest storms are expected between 5-10 p.m.

Any slow moving storms could cause flooding in low-lying areas.

While the bulk of the storms will move out Wednesday night, some could linger into Thursday. By Thursday afternoon, all of the storms should have moved out of the area and toward the coast.

Temperature-wise, Wednesday and Thursday will see highs in the upper 60s and low 70s for most of the area.

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