Emergency management officials are reporting property damage, including a roof ripped off of a house near Lenoir, as a line of storms moves through the Carolinas.
No serious injuries have been reported.
Caldwell County spokeswoman LouAnne Kincade said several homes were damaged early Thursday near Lenoir. Trees and power lines fell. Several roads have been closed.
The violent storms that have killed more than 175 people in the South tracked northeast overnight. South Carolina emergency management officials reported no serious problems early Thursday.
Henderson, Transylvania, Macon and Burke counties all reported tornado sightings. Trees and power lines were reported down in those areas, as well as Caldwell, Guilford and Madison counties.