A strong line of thunderstorms moved through central North Carolina Thursday morning bringing lightning and hail in many places.

Current radar (1020 am) and wind gust speeds. Winds will remain strong/gusty through evening – gusts > 40 mph possible. #ncwxpic.twitter.com/BD7OBrADBu

— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) April 6, 2017

Behind the storms, we’re experiencing gusty winds that may hit 40 mph or more. That could cause tree damage and downed power lines.

One tree fell across Hwy 55 in Durham. Another fell on an SUV on Fayetteville Road, smashing the windshield.

This tree was blown across Hwy 55 in Durham

A wind advisory is in effect for much of the viewing area until Friday.

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Duke Energy power crews are watching the weather and are ready to respond to power outages.

Angelica Alvarez has the latest report on severe weather preparedness.

“Something we want to encourage, especially with the high winds we’re expecting that could have limbs and trees knock down lines, make sure you stay away from any downed power lines, always assume they are energized and dangerous,” said Duke Energy spokeswoman Meredith Archie.

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