STORMTRACK 3: Exessive heat helped to produce strong storms Wednesday

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Record temperatures over 100 degrees fueled big thunderstorms across the Carolinas Wednesday. A large barn was destroyed by lightning near Elizabethtown, and thousands of residents lost power.

An approaching cold front may spark a few additional storms Thursday. See the latest radar images at, and follow the latest watches/warnings with WWAY on Facebook and Twitter.

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson

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