The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of eastern Carolina, including Carteret, Dare, Hyde, and Tyrrell counties.
At 5:00 a.m., severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Columbia to Dedar Island, moving northeast at 30-40 mph with wind gusts of 60 mph. Residents may experience spotty damage to roofs, siding and trees.
The warning was expected to be in effect until 6 a.m.
A broken line of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms will be working through the area from west to east from 3 a.m. through 7 a.m. this morning.
A few storms may produce wind gusts of 55-70 mph, hailstones up to 1" in diameter along with a slim risk of an isolated tornado.
The storms will likely move offshore by 7 a.m., ending the threat for severe weather.
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