Severe weather threat in central North Carolina continues Tuesday

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ABC11 remains in First Alert Mode as heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms make their way across the area Tuesday.

Thunderstorms ripped through central North Carolina on Monday bringing high winds, thunder and lightning.

Areas in and north of the Triangle have a marginal risk for severe weather on Tuesday; the Sandhills have a slight risk.

While the chance for severe weather is lower than Monday, meteorologist Brittany Bell said the storms still have the chance to bring high winds, hail, and an isolated tornado.

Monday’s storms wreaked havoc on central North Carolina.

In Cary, a large tree fell onto a house.

The Cary Fire Department told ABC11 that two adults and two children were inside the home when the tree fell on one of the bedrooms while a child was inside.

One person sustained a minor injury that did not require a trip to the hospital.

Strong winds knocked over a carport in Nash County, while officials in Apex said a lightning strike caused a model home fire.

Earlier Monday, power was knocked out at UNC-Chapel Hill after a lightning strike tripped a circuit at the Cameron substation.

Power was restored shortly before 7 p.m., the university said.

By evening, the threat had subsided in most areas, but wind gusts, lightning and heavy rain were still possible in the Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Smithfield, Clinton, Lillington, Wilson and nearby areas.

See also: What are straight-line winds and how do they form

Temperatures will remain in the 70s all week; rain shower chances remain high throughout the week.

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