Storms prompt warnings, flood advisories across Piedmont

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- All previous Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for counties in the Piedmont Triad have expired, however more storms may continue to move across the region through the evening.

According to Duke Energy, there were more than 9,200 power outages in Guilford County and about 1,500 in Forsyth County as of 5:18 p.m. 

At one point, more than 11,300 were without power in Guilford County. 

A Flood Advisory was issued for Guilford County at 3:32 p.m. The advisory, which stated that one to two inches of rain had fallen in the past 30 minutes, is set to expire at 6:30 p.m. Storms continued to bring rain to the region until about 4:15 p.m., though more are possible later in the evening. 

Guilford County firefighters said there are multiple reports of trees down, though there have been no reports of injuries or damage to homes.

Some of the downed trees were located near Peck Elementary School, though Guilford County Schools officials said there was no damage to the building. However, GCS officials said the building was without power and that some vehicles in the parking lot were damaged. 

A Tornado Watch has also been issued for tonight for several counties in the northern and western Piedmont Triad.

The watch was issued around 12:30 p.m. and is set to expire at 9 p.m. Counties listed in the watch area include Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for most of central North Carolina -- including Alamance, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, and Randolph counties -- at 1:15 p.m.

The watch is set to expire at 9 p.m.

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