WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A strong cold front produced a line of severe thunderstorms across eastern North Carolina Wednesday evening. Storm winds in excess of 45 mph brought down trees in several counties, including Bladen and Robeson. Spotty power outages were reported all the way to the coast. Rain transitioned into snowfall in the North Carolina mountains, where an inch is possible in higher elevations.
The threat of severe weather has passed, and colder weather will last through next week.
-Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson
Select Wind Observations (late Wednesday):
Oak Island 55 mph
Bald Head Island 52 mph
Topsail Beach 46 mph