Severe storms expected this afternoon

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Severe weather is moving into eastern North Carolina and could bring strong storms, and even the possibility of tornadoes.

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Tornado warnings were issued earlier in the day for parts of central North and South Carolina. Near Lancaster, South Carolina, several mobile homes were struck by a possible tornado. Two of the homes were off their foundation. Six of the mobile homes were damaged, and one was destroyed.

A tornado warning was also issued for the northern Charlotte suburbs early Monday afternoon. No confirmation of any tornadoes or damage at this time but multiple trees have been reported down in that area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 9 PM for New Hanover, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick, Robeson and Pender Counties until 9 PM.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. A severe thunderstorm can contain winds of 55 mph or greater, frequent deadly lightning, hail and very heavy rain.

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Thunderstorms should wrap up around midnight. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected for the next couple of days.

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