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STORMTRACK 3: Tornado Watch remains in effect, warnings issued earlier today

SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — A Tornado Watch remains in effect for Sampson and Duplin counties through early evening. A Tornado Warning was issued for northern Sampson County about 3:20 PM for a possible tornadic signature indicated on Doppler radar. As of 3:45 PM, no reports of major damage had been received.

 A strong storm system will continue to produce widespread showers/storms today. Many storms will contain heavy rain and frequent lightning, and a few storms may reach severe limits. An isolated tornado is possible locally, but a greater tornado threat exists across northeastern North Carolina. Cooler, more stable air will arrive behind this storm system.

You can always get the latest updates and warnings by following us on Facebook& Twitter, and you can track the storms yourself by using our Interactive Radar online or by downloading our StormTrack 3 Weather App.

– Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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