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Tornado Watch expires for Eastern Carolina

Possible tornado in Cove City (Credit: Kyle Thompson)

EASTERN CAROLINA - The Tornado Watch for Eastern Carolina has expired late Tuesday night.

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A Tornado Watch remains in effect late Tuesday night for several counties in Eastern Carolina.

According to the National Weather Service,The Tornado Watch will last until 11 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties: Beaufort, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pitt and Washington.

Cities under the Tornado Watch include Beulaville, Greenville, Havelock, Hookerton, Kenansville, Kinston, Magnolia, Maysville, New Bern, Plymouth, Pollocksville, Robersonville, Rose Hill, Snow Hill, Wallace, Warsaw, Washington and Williamston.

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The National Weather Service has issued another Tornado Warning for parts of Eastern Carolina Tuesday night.

According to the NWS, northern Lenoir, south-central Pitt and southeastern Greene Counties are under the Tornado Warning until 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 9:13 p.m., an NWS doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado near Dawson (6 miles northwest of kinston) moving northeast at 20  mph.

Locations in the path of the storm include Hookerton, Graingers, Maury, Ormondsville, Quinerly, Johnsons Mills, Roundtree, Winterville, Grifton and Ayden.

Meanwhile, a Tornado Watch has been extended for several areas.

The Tornado Watch will last until 11 p.m. Tuesday for the following counties: Beaufort, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pitt and Washington.

Cities under the Tornado Watch include Beulaville, Greenville, Havelock, Hookerton, Kenansville, Kinston, Magnolia, Maysville, New Bern, Plymouth, Pollocksville, Robersonville, Rose Hill, Snow Hill, Wallace, Warsaw, Washington and Williamston.

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The Tornado Warning for Eastern Carolina has expired, but a Tornado Watch remains in effect until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

[UPDATE 7:50 P.M.] The National Weather Service has issued another Tornado Warning Tuesday night for parts of Eastern Carolina.

According to the NWS, Greene and Pitt Counties (including Farmville) will be under the Tornado Warning until 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

At 7:39 p.m., an NWS doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Shine in Greene County (12 miles north of La Grange) moving northeast at 20 mph.

Fire officials reported a tornado on the ground near Shine at abut 7:49 p.m. Tuesday, according to the NWS.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to Lindell, Snow Hill, Castoria, Walstonburg, Lizzie, Maury, Fountain, Bells Fork, Bruce, Bell Arthur and Falkland.

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Meanwhile, all of Eastern Carolina are under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday

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The Tornado Warnings for Eastern Carolina have expired, but a Tornado Watch remains in effect.

All of Eastern Carolina is under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.

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A Tornado Warning has been issued for western Bertie County, and will last until 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

At 6:30 p.m., an NWS doppler radar indicated a tornado located 10 miles north of Bethel (12 miles east of Tarboro) and moving northeast at 25 mph.

This dangerous storm will be near Lewiston Woodville at about 7:05 p.m.,  Roxobel at about 7:10 p.m., and Aulander at about 7:15 p.m., according to the NWS.

Other locations impacted by this dangerous storm include Kelford and Burden.

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Meanwhile, all of Eastern Carolina are under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday

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Another Tornado Warning has been issued for Eastern Carolina Tuesday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, the Tornado Warning will last until 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for Martin and Pitt Counties.

At 6:05 p.m., an NWS doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Bethel (8 miles southeast of Tarboro) moving northeast at 30 mph.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to Bethel, Parmele, Robersonville, Gold Point, Hassell, Oak City and Hamilton.

Meanwhile, all of Eastern Carolina are under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
 
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We are under a TORNADO WATCH until 9 p.m. Tuesday A WATCH does not mean that an actual tornado has been sighted, but rather that conditions will be favorable for the development of strong thunderstorms or tornadoes in the WATCH area.

At mid-afternoon, I am tracking a cluster of storms developing near Fayetteville north to Smithfield and then Rocky Mount. The storms look pretty strong on radar, so I suspect that they will be the source of our severe storms/tornadoes later this afternoon and evening.

Until the storms move into our area,  we should see a mix of sun and clouds until sunset at 7:52pm, and then a fair amount of starlight early this evening before more clouds roll in and we become mostly cloudy, warm and humid for the night. Again Tuesday night, I expect some areas of fog to develop. Low temps will be in the upper 60s.

Wednesday will be another day that has the potential to produce strong to severe thunderstorms or tornadoes across the East, especially in the afternoon. Please be alert for severe weather as you go about your business or pleasure activities on Wednesday. High temperatures will range from 72 to 76 degrees at the beach, 76 to 80 along the inner banks rivers and sounds, and 80 to 84 on the mainland.

TORNADO WARNING EXPIRES:

The unsettled weather has continued Tuesday across Eastern Carolina with a TORNADO WARNING issued at 2:14 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. for Beaufort, Craven, Jones and Pitt Counties.

A storm developed over Onslow county and moved northeast at 15-25 mph across Jones County before becoming SEVERE and producing some quarter-sized hail as it crossed Comfort and Phillips Crossroads.

The TORNADO WARNING was issued as the storm approached the Jones-Craven County line and then moved along N.C. 41 to Cove City, where it was identified as a funnel cloud that touched down briefly in  a field between the Rescue Squad building and Whaley's Grocery. The storm/funnel cloud then moved northeast toward Perfection and then the WARNING was allowed to expire at 2:45 p.m. when the storm weakened.

[UPDATE] The Tornado Warning for Eastern Carolina has expired, but a Tornado Watch remains in effect.

The National Weather Service reports that all of Eastern Carolina is under the Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A Tornado Watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.

The above photo was taken by Britni Peterson near Richlands.

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A Tornado Warning has been issued for several counties in Eastern Carolina Tuesday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, the following counties are under the Tornado Warning until 2:45 p.m. Tuesday: Beaufort, Craven, Jones, Pitt.

The NWS reports that at 2:11 p.m., a doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Cove City (16 miles southeast of Kinston). The storm was moving northeast at 20 mph.

The above photo was taken by Britni Peterson near Richlands.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to: Tuscarora, Fort Barnwell, Jasper, Lima, Honolulu, Wilmar, Ernul and Vanceboro.

Meanwhile, all of Eastern Carolina are under a Tornado Watch until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
  


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