Some minor storm damage has been reported in Alamance County after a strong storm pushed through the Piedmont earlier this afternoon.
Alamance County Fire Marshal David Leonard said there have been numerous reports of trees down between Snow Camp and Eli Whitney, as well as along Coble Mill Road, Greensboro-Chapel Hill Road, and N.C. Highway 87 South.
The storm prompted warnings across Guilford, Randolph and Alamance counties.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected over central North Carolina through this afternoon and evening.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued across the northern Piedmont through 8 p.m.
There will be a slight chance for severe thunderstorms at any given location, with the primary threat being damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph.
Some storms could produce hail in excess of one inch and frequent lightning will accompany the stronger storms.
The primary window for severe thunderstorms will be from 2 to 4 p.m in the northwest Piedmont and across the Triad, and from 4 to 8 p.m. further east and south.