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Risk of severe thunderstorms with large hail across Central, Eastern NC Sunday, Monday

Sampson County storm injures 14 people, destroys mobile homes and barns

A storm with high winds ripped through Sampson County north of Clinton late Monday night, damaging homes, downing trees, and injuring at least 14 people. Residents begin to clean up Tuesday.
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A storm with high winds ripped through Sampson County north of Clinton late Monday night, damaging homes, downing trees, and injuring at least 14 people. Residents begin to clean up Tuesday.

There’s a risk of severe storms across much of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Sunday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.

Isolated to scattered thunderstorms were expected Sunday and Monday. Some might become severe, including large hail, cloud-to-ground lightning and damaging straight-line winds.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms will be mainly between 8 p.m. and midnight on Sunday. There’s a slight chance of showers early on Monday, then showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m.

The weather service issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the storms that included most of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms also was expected after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, after 11 a.m. Wednesday and on Friday and Saturday. Highs will be mostly in the mid- to upper-80s.

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