Greensboro, NC -- Another round of severe storms popped up over the Piedmont Triad Wednesday afternoon producing damaging winds, large hail, frequent lightning and very heavy rainfall.
The storms began to develop along the North Carolina and Virginia border just after 1pm and quickly strengthened as they tracked to the southeast. As the storms moved through Rockingham County there were reports of half inch hail and multiple downed trees.
The storms then strengthened slightly as they moved toward Greensboro and Burlington and began producing one inch diameter hail and winds in excess of 60 mph. There were multiple reports of trees down in Guilford and Alamance County in addition to hundreds of power outages.
The storm continued to descend south bringing 50-60 mph winds, heavy rain and hail through Randolph, Montgomery, Moore and Lee Counties.
After the storms passed the sky cleared from northwest to southeast and began to set the stage for a calm night across the Triad.
A family in Greensboro is seeking shelter somewhere other than their house after lightning hit outside their house. Firefighters said the lightning strike it a gas line and ricochet but didn't hit the house directly. They said there was still enough concern to not allow the family the stay there for the night.
At one point Guilford County had more than 5,000 people without power and Alamance County had more than 300. Several Greensboro officers worked at intersections after power was loss to stoplights. All lights have since started working again, according to police.