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Storms could bring hail and isolated tornadoes to the Triangle on Thursday

Severe thunderstorms are possible for the Triangle on Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing threats of high winds and hail nearly the size of limes.

The National Weather Service has issued a warning for parts of the area that is in effect until early Thursday evening.

This warning means radar has picked up a severe thunderstorm or there have been reports of hail resulting from the storm, according to the National Weather Service.

A severe weather watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for the region and parts of Virginia, according to the National Weather Service’s Raleigh office.

The watch means “conditions are favorable” for severe storms, the service says.

The main threats are wind gusts that could reach 70 mph, hail and lightning, forecasters say. There’s also a potential for tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainfall totals could reach up to a quarter-inch, with more expected overnight, forecasters say.

The conditions are expected to clear by Friday, when sunny skies are predicted.