FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado Watch expired, but storms still showing strength

Tornado warnings have been issued this evening for Eastern NC counties
Published: Apr. 7, 2022 at 9:29 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2022 at 7:56 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Tornado Watch has been taken down and is no longer in effect for all of Eastern North Carolina. Two separate tornado warned storms developed between 6 and 6:30 pm and lasted until 6:45 pm. The first developed over northeastern Bertie county, near Colerain and Trap. The second started showing signs of rotation in southern Wayne county near Mount Olive and Seven Springs. Both tornado warnings were radar indicated.

Several other counties have been under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for large hail. Bailey in Nash County had golf ball size hail. Nickel size hail fell in Edgecombe County, but we have seen radar indication of us to 2 inch diameter hail near Leggett in Edgecombe County.

We’ll have a risk for a few severe storms through mid evening. The storms will be scattered in nature, so not all areas will get a storm. If you do catch one, you may see wind gusts to 60 mph, along with some hail and a possible tornado. Storm motion is toward the northeast at 40 to 50 mph.

After two tornado warned cells moved over the East, the rotation potential for existing and...
After two tornado warned cells moved over the East, the rotation potential for existing and future storms has subsided. Hail and strong winds are the main threats to face the East through the early evening hours.(WITN Weather)

Keep an eye to the southwest for darkening conditions. If you do not feel safe in the structure you are in, move to a safer location before a storm approaches. Stay tuned to WITN and WITN.COM for all the latest details. You can also stay fully updated by downloading the WITN weather app.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High: 68. Winds: West 10-15.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 60. Wind: W 7-12.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 62. Wind: NW 10-15.

Monday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 71. Wind W 5-10

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