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Severe storms possible for the Triangle on Friday, bringing threat of strong winds

Rain and chance of severe weather moves in to Triangle

Check out the ABC11 forecast as rain and a chance of severe weather moves in to central and eastern NC Friday, April 26, 2019.
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Check out the ABC11 forecast as rain and a chance of severe weather moves in to central and eastern NC Friday, April 26, 2019.

The Triangle could see scattered severe storms on Friday afternoon as a cold front moves east across North Carolina, the National Weather Service says.

While the biggest threat is strong winds, “an isolated, brief tornado cannot be ruled out,” the service says. The severe weather is predicted in central North Carolina between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to the forecast.

Rain and potential thunderstorms are expected to arrive mostly before 5 p.m., followed by scattered showers later in the evening, the forecast says. Up to a half an inch of rain could fall during the day, with the possibility of more precipitation overnight, according to forecasters.

The skies should clear by Saturday, when conditions are expected to be sunny with a high temperature near 74 degrees, the National Weather Service says.

Gov. Roy Cooper spoke to Bob Jackson, the herd manager at Maple View Farm in Hillsborough, which was sustained damages in a storm April 19. Gov. Cooper toured the area on April 20.

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