Severe weather threat over, high winds are not

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A cold front swept through central North Carolina on Thursday morning. Storms along and ahead of the front could produced some hail and high wind gusts, but no tornadoes formed.

A tornado watch was issued earlier this morning, but drier more stable air is already moving into area so the threat of severe storms is over.

However, there is a Wind Advisory in effect for central North Carolina during the day on Thursday. Behind the cold front, winds could gust over 40 mph. With the morning rain, high winds could make the uprooting of trees more likely. Motorists driving high profile vehicles should use caution, especially over bridges and overpasses. Any loose items around the yard should be secured as any small objects could blow away or cause damage crashing into something.

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Wayne, Wilson, Harnett, Edgecombe and Johnston county school officials announced Wednesday evening that schools will operate on a delay on Thursday. Edgecombe County schools will operate on a 3-hour delay, the other districts will operate on a 2-hour delay. Officials cited the risk of high wind, hail and heavy rain in making the announcement.

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