What an awful day.
Fast-moving squalls and tornadoes left a trail of damaged buildings, downed power lines and uprooted trees throughout the Triangle and beyond late this afternoon.
Wake County emergency workers confirmed that a tornado crossed Wake County starting before 4 p.m. The center of that storm cell also passed through Sanford, Holly Springs, downtown Raleigh and northeast Wake County, leaving a swath of damage.
In Sanford, the Lowe's home improvement store in Sanford was leveled. There are no reports yet of injuries there.