Thursday afternoon and evening brought another round of scattered strong thunderstorms across central and eastern North Carolina. The above picture is one of the storms photos sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Lee Lee Dunaway, a News 14 Carolina viewer in Fayetteville. We received several reports of wind damage, hail, and fires caused by lightning from around the region. Here's a look at some of the storm damage reports in and around the News 14 Carolina viewing area --
- 4:02pm -- Pea to nickel size hail covered the ground on Old Whiteville Road southeast of Lumberton in Robeson County. Report from a trained storm spotter.
- 5:10pm -- Pea size hail reported near Raeford in Hoke County. Report from law enforcement.
- 5:30pm -- Trees down along Highway 20 southeast of Raeford in Hoke County. Report from law enforcement.
- 6:09pm -- Trees down from thunderstorm winds near exit 14 on I-95 in Robeson County. Reported by the National Weather Service.
- 6:15pm -- Numerous house fires from lightning strikes reported across Cumberland County by local law enforcement.
- 6:48pm -- Numerous trees down in the Coats area of Harnett County. Report from a county official.
- 7:13pm -- Tree snapped from a thunderstorm wind gust 10 miles north of Newton Grove in Johnston County. Reported by a trained storm spotter.
- 7:38pm -- Several trees reported down in the Princeton area of Johnston County. Report from a county official.
The only storms in the state this Friday afternoon are a couple of isolated thunderstorms near the Outer Banks. Quiet weather should continue into the first half of the weekend. However, a couple of disturbances moving through the state could bring more thunderstorms late Saturday night or early Sunday morning and another round for late Sunday.
We'll keep you posted on News 14 Carolina.