Storm line blows through Triangle; tornado watch ends early

From staff reportsFebruary 21, 2014 

— 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 Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies.

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