Possible tornado reported in central North Carolina

A tornado warning was issued Tuesday evening for Dare County, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Wanchese.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase across north and middle Georgia throughout late morning and continue into the afternoon.

Strong storms are still possible further north, but the best chance for a storm to potentially produce a tornado will be held in that area. This activity coincides with strengthening wind fields which will support a risk for tornadoes and potential damaging surface gusts.

Around 10 a.m., the National Weather Service issued a warning that a severe thunderstorm was moving through the county and could produce tornadoes.

Georgians need to keep the umbrella handy again Wednesday as several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected.

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St. Johns County is under a tornado watch until 3 p.m., and that could be extended, said Andrew Shashy, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Most areas can expect to see half an inch to 1.5 inches of rain.

More heavy rainfall is possible throughout the night and into Wednesday. No serious injuries were reported.

The storm was moving northeast at 40 miles per hour.

  • Alfonso Moody