RALEIGH — The Triangle escaped without major damage Friday as a fast-moving line of storms went by and the National Weather Service dropped a tornado watch three hours ahead of schedule for all but Johnston County.
The watch remained in effect for Johnston until 4 p.m.
The weather service had some reports of trees down, but no reports of major damage as of 1:45 p.m.
Severe thunderstorm warnings were posted and taken down as the storm front pushed through the area.
A watch means conditions could develop.
Raleigh Durham International Airport received about 0.4 inches of rain between noon and 2 p.m., the weather service reported.
Skies were forecast to clear after the rain passes, and Saturdays forecast calls for sunny skies.