Storms soak central N.C.

Posted May 28, 2010 8:08 p.m. EDT
Updated May 29, 2010 6:38 a.m. EDT

— Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and some hail to central North Carolina late Friday.

Heavy rains caused flooding on some streets. High water was reported on South Saunders Street in Raleigh.

In Durham, officials said high water was reported on Liberty Street near Alston Avenue and on Juniper Street. No roads were blocked or closed.

The state Highway Patrol said there were multiple wrecks where cars hydroplaning on Interstate 40 Friday evening. No injuries were reported.

In Orange County, there were reports of downed trees.

Power outages were scattered. Duke Power reported more than 4,000 outages in Durham County and just over 200 in Orange County. Progress Energy reported more than 1,800 outages in Lee County and 1,300 in southern Wake County.

The rain tapered off overnight, but the chance of showers reemerges Saturday. On Sunday, skies are expected to be partly to mostly sunny. Highs could reach into the lower-90s.

Memorial Day will be sunny, hot and humid.