Scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms are expected to develop this afternoon and evening across eastern North Carolina, per an update from the National Weather Service Newport / Morehead City office.

The primary risk will be damaging wind gusts as high as 55-65 mph and frequent lightning. If a larger complex/line of thunderstorms develops, there could be an enhanced risk of more widespread damaging winds. Hail is possible, although the risk of tornados is very low.

Initial storm development takes place across northeast N.C., with storms spreading south toward the coast through the early evening.

The main window for severe weather is from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m.

For more information on the local forecast, visit for weather information, or the National Weather Service office in Newport / Morehead City’s Facebook page at

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