RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Amid a severe thunderstorm watch for much of central North Carolina Sunday, several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued throughout the Triangle, but were later allowed to expire.

About 3,000 customers were without power in and near Fuquay-Varinia and in parts of Harnett, Lee and Chatham counties after the storms moved through.

The storms brought a tree down on a powerline in Pittsboro in Chatham County. One-inch hail was reported near Cedar Grove Road and Mcgown Creek Road just north of Efland in western Orange County just after 5 p.m.

Half-inch hail was reported just southeast of Hillsborough around 5:15 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

The severe thunderstorm watch was allowed to expire at 9 p.m.

Quarter-sized hail was reported in Guilford County as a severe storm hit the eastern areas of the county around 4:20 p.m. Nickle- to quarter-sized hail was also reported as the storms moved to the east in Alamance County.

Rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch were possible from storms Sunday evening.