In Durham, emergency workers reported flash flooding along University Drive. Nana's Restaurant was evacuated when water started pouring through the building.
There was also street flooding at East Holloway Street and Alston Avenue.
Behind the WTVD studio on Liberty Street, a large limb was torn off a tree.
In Chapel Hill, officials closed part of Franklin Street because of high water and a fire was reported after a roof was hit by lighting in a building at Tharringon Drive and Coperline Drive.
In Wake County, Progress Energy reported more than 10,000 customers had lost power in the Morrisville area.
ABC11 viewers reported hail in several areas. One viewer in Oxford sent in picture of ice stones roughly dime size in diameter, while another viewer in Creedmoor sent photos of hail even larger.