CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina (WTVD) — A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the ABC11 viewing area Friday evening.

Strong to severe storms are moving into parts of the Triangle, Chief Meteorologist Chris Hohmann said. Granville, Person, and Vance counties are under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:00 p.m.

The main threat will be damaging winds. The strong storm is pressing eastward at about 25 miles per hour.

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Affected areas could see winds up to 60 mph, hail, and lightning. Hohmann says to stay indoors until the storm passes.

The storms should start to weaken by 7 p.m., Hohmann said.

A cold front will move south into North Carolina for Saturday and bring a fair amount of clouds along with a shower or two. That front will then stall just south of the area Saturday night and Sunday.

Temperatures will certainly be lower Saturday and Sunday than they were Friday and how low it is depends on where the front is exactly. The front location is also important for any shower or thunderstorm activity Sunday.

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