Bulk of severe storms push east out of central North Carolina

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Bulk of severe storms push east out of central NC
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The bulk of severe weather expected Wednesday has moved out of central North Carolina.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The bulk of severe weather expected Wednesday has moved out of central North Carolina.

In the early afternoon, the rain and wind picked up for much of the region. A tornado warning was in effect for Wake, Johnston and Nash counties for around 15 minutes as fast-moving storms moved through.

The area of rotation moved quickly through Johnston County and headed for Bailey in Nash County. There were no reports of a tornado touching down.

A few severe thunderstorm warnings also popped up in the early afternoon, but all of the warnings and watches expired by 3 p.m.

A tornado watch was issued shortly before noon for the Sandhills. That watch was supposed to last until 5 p.m. but was revoked around 2 p.m.

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With the storms moving out, expect temperatures to drop overnight. Thursday's high temperatures should be in the 60s but will likely drop into the 50s after that for several days.