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National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for western Columbus county

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for western Columbus County and extreme southwest Bladen county.

The warning lasts until 8:15 p.m.

Areas in the warning include, but are not limited to Whiteville, Chadbourn, Sidney, and Fair Bluff. The storm is located near Fair Bluff and is moving northeast at 15 to 20 MPH.

Thunderstorm risks will primarily be large hail and/or wind gusts over 60 mph.

Other risks may include deadly lightning and torrential downpours.

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