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A tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service has expired and is now considered a storm warning.

The tornado warning was issued about 6:45 p.m. for southern Wake County, northern Harnett County and eastern Chatham County. It expired at 7 p.m.

Wake County remains under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:45 p.m.

A flash flood warning for Durham County is in effect until 9:30 p.m.

A line of strong thunderstorms developed southwest of the Triangle, spurring the National Weather Service warnings shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to ABC11’s First Alert Doppler.

WRAL reports a confirmed tornado was seen 8 miles southwest of Fuquay-Varina. Its impact is unclear, WRAL reports.

Joe Johnson is a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer. He most recently covered towns in western Wake County and Chatham County. Before that, he covered high school sports for The Herald-Sun.
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