Severe weather warnings in North Carolina expire after active afternoon

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024
First Alert Afternoon Forecast: April 3
Severe storms popped up across central North Carolina on Wednesday

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Multiple tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings popped up across central North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon.

See all active weather advisories here.

The severe weather started around 3 p.m. and lasted a few hours.

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Scattered showers began Wednesday morning before the afternoon severe weather.

A shower may linger into the evening, but we'll see clearing skies beyond that point as drier air rushes in on west winds gusting to around 25 mph.

Thursday looks to be downright refreshing, with highs around 60 and a cool breeze continuing through the day. There could be evening showers on Thursday and Friday.

Similar conditions are likely this weekend, with highs near 60 through Saturday with a system tracking north of the region. Temps will climb into the low to mid-70s early next week.