Hail batters the Triangle as storms hit the region Monday


DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Hail, heavy rain, lightning and high winds were reported as severe storms moved through the Triangle on Monday afternoon and evening.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout the day in Wake and Durham counties.  Around 8 p.m., another series of storms hit the area, including Cary.

Earlier, a severe thunderstorm in Durham County, Doppler radar indicated some weak rotation within the storm, but a tornado did not develop.

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There were no reports of damage, but the National Weather Service warned that some vehicles could be dented by large hail.

Around 8:15 p.m. marble-sized hail was reported in Cary.  Later in the evening, similar sized hail was also seen in Wake Forest, according to photos sent in by WNCN viewers.

Earlier, around 6:10 p.m. golf ball size hail was reported in Durham County near I-84 and Highway 147, according to the National Weather Service.

North Durham County saw most of the hail with pieces also as large as an inch falling in the area around 6 p.m.

The National Weather Service said that 3/4 inch hail fell in the area of Duke Homestead Blvd near Highway 157.

More storms are possible overnight.  Some of these storms could be strong to severe as part of central North Carolina is under a Slight Risk for severe weather.

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