Severe Weather Threat Ends In Eastern Carolina

A powerful cold front pushed its way through Eastern Carolina, producing severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes.

Hail was reported in several counties, and there were some reports of damage. (See storm damage story.)

The National Weather Service issued dozens of severe thunderstorm warnings and several tornado warnings as the system moved through North Carolina.

The weather is expected to be quiet for the remainder of the week, with a warm, sunny forecast for the Memorial Day weekend.

When severe weather strikes, stay tuned to WITN for the latest from Advanced VIPIR. Chief Meteorologist Marvin Daugherty and meteorologists Jim Howard, and Jamie Arnold will work around the clock to give you the latest information and any warnings.

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  • by Rodney Conley Jr. Location: Jacksonville NC. (Onslow County) on May 20, 2008 at 05:28 PM
    I hope every body is ok. Im 16 and I have never been in the position before. But I hope that everyone will be ok and those that are reading this I hope that you are ok. I hope those that are reading this are safe and I hope god will watch over us all. I love you all.. Rodney
  • by GET OVER IT Location: Chocowinity on May 20, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    It was more than a little rain here!
  • by Laura Lynn Location: Deep Run on May 20, 2008 at 05:10 PM
    As long as it stays just a bit of rain I dont mind a bit.It will help the plants we just put in.Right ahead of the storm too.Looks bad here right now,but moving east quickly. Stay safe ya'll.
  • by Jake Location: Greenville on May 20, 2008 at 04:40 PM
    Why do people make such a big deal about a little rain?? It's like Greenville is obsessed with weather!
  • by Abby Ambrose Location: Pea Ridge on May 20, 2008 at 02:44 PM
    We had just a slight bit of hail about 10 minutes ago, almost the size of a pea, with severe lightening.
  • by Laura Lynn Location: Deep Run on May 20, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    Oh great! Today would be the day my husband INSISTED I plant mini roses.

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