Alert: Hundreds of outages in Meck. County; Let the scramble for a democratic gubernatorial nominee begin

Good morning! It's Christine Nelson with your first look at what we're covering on WBTV News This Morning at 4:30 a.m.:

First and foremost we want to help you get out the door on time. The weather might try to hinder that in Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. At this hour the rain is coming down pretty hard in some areas. Hundreds of outages are reported. We're on your side with the most reliable weather and traffic updates. We'll let you know what's happening every 10 minutes.

There will be more names tossed around to determine who will seek the Democratic nomination for North Carolina governor. We'll have reaction from those who have declared and those who are thinking about it, since Governor Beverly Perdue announced she will not seek a second term.

Plus, stay through our 6 a.m. hour WBTV's Derrick Rose put together an interesting story on women and guns. Are you part of the newest statistic?

We'll see you on the air!