Carteret, Dare and Hyde counties are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m.
A trained weather spotter reported a funnel cloud nine miles southwest of Farmville, moving northeast at 60 miles per hour.
This storm is capable of producing quarter size hail and destructive straight line winds.
Golf ball sized hail has been confirmed in Farmville.
A tornado warning for Edgecombe and Halifax counties also expired at 6:00 p.m.
Halifax County is under a tornado warning until 5:00 p.m. Wayne County is under a tornado warning through 4:45 p.m. Northampton County is under a tornado warning until 5:15 p.m.
Greene County is under a severe thunderstorm warning until 4:45 p.m.
A tornado watch is in effect until 9 p.m. for Eastern Carolina.
Heavy rain and strong winds are moving through parts of Eastern Carolina.
There is a risk of a few strong to severe storms from early afternoon through Friday evening.
The storms could contain hail up to one inch in diameter (quarter size) and wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour.
The storms could produce a tornado.
Any shower activity will move off the coast late Friday evening followed by sunny skies over the weekend. We should see afternoon highs well into the 70s Friday through the weekend.