Tornado warnings expire, but severe weather still threatens area


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Severe storms threaten parts of the Charlotte area, sending heavy rains and high winds into the greater metro area.

The National Weather service has issued a tornado warning for Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union counties until 7 p.m. The warning has been allowed to expire.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 p.m. for Rowan County.

If you’re in the area, seek shelter immediately in an interior room on the lowest floor of your home.

Tornado warnings for Chester and York counties have expired.

According to Chester County Emergency Management, minimum damage has been reported. So far they have not had any department dispatched for downed trees.

York County EMA is reporting not much damage. No power outages or downed lines are being reported.

Two storms are set to impact the Carolinas this week.

The first storm will come Monday into Tuesday morning and the second will swing through on Wednesday.

Rainfall totals by Thursday will likely be between 1″ to 2″ in the Piedmont with 3″ to 5″ possible in the mountains and foothills.

Windy conditions will prevail with the first storm system on Tuesday with 50 mph wind gusts possible. There is a low end risk for severe storms on Tuesday as well.

Flooding and mudslide will become a concern Wednesday in the mountains as heavy rain will pile up.



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