Tornado warnings expire, severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Tornado warning issued for Wake, Johnston Counties have expired. a flood warning and severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for most of the WTVD viewing area. Off and on downpours continue to pound many parts of the Triangle area.

A tornado warning was issued for Person County until 9:15 a.m.

Lee County Schools announced classes will be releasing early on Friday due to the severe weather. Harnett County Schools also announced an early dismissal because of weather.

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You can expect to see scattered showers and some thunderstorm activity into Friday evening.

This severe weather system has come in waves throughout the day bringing downpours, flooding and downed trees.

The storms should wind down in the evening as the system pushes to the east, showers/thunder can still be ongoing along the coast.

The good news when it comes to weather is that this weekend looks great for outdoor activities you may have planned. As the system moves off the coast, we'll see partly sunny to mostly skies in the Triangle.

Temperatures will rebound a bit, back into the low 80s and the humidity should be at fairly comfortable levels.

Dry weather and sunshine will continue for Sunday into Memorial Day. This should give us a nice extended holiday weekend.
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