NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY, NC (627 PM EDT FRI APR 19 2019) — The National Weather Service in Newport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jones County in eastern North Carolina Greene County in eastern North Carolina Lenoir County in eastern North Carolina Southwestern Craven County in eastern North Carolina Onslow County in eastern North Carolina Northeastern Duplin County in eastern North Carolina until 730 PM EDT. At 626 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Walnut Creek to Petersburg, moving north at 65 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Jacksonville, Kinston, Mount Olive, La Grange, Pumpkin Center, Piney Green, New River Station, Half Moon, Camp Lejeune Center, Swansboro, Grifton, Phillips Crossroads, Hubert, Kornegay, Snow Hill, Richlands, Beulaville, Deep Run, Maysville and Catherine Lake. A Tornado Watch remains in effect for the warned area. Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety inside a sturdy structure such as a basement or small interior room. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Please send your reports of hail and/or wind damage, including trees or large limbs downed, by calling the National Weather Service office in Newport at 1-800-889-6889.