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Tornado warnings lifted after strong storms moves through area

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SHELBY, NC (WBTV) -

A strong line of storms prompted several Tornado Warnings for the WBTV viewing area Tuesday morning.

The warning for Catawba Iredell and Lincoln Counties was allowed to expire by 11:30 a.m.

At 11:13 a.m., radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.

The storm was located near Lake Norman moving northeast at 30 miles per hour.

The storm will impact Denver, Lake Norman and Terrell.

Karyn Yaussy with Catawba County Emergency Management says the county is monitoring the storms but no damage has been reported.

Bill Summers in Lincolnton with the county's emergency management office said the narrow band passed quickly over them and currently have no reports of damage.

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A brief, weak tornado is possible, according to the weather service. Mobile homes could be flipped. Falling trees could cause death or serious injury and major damage to houses.

Anyone in the path of this storm should seek shelter immediately in an interior room on the lowest level of a house or office building.

A Tornado Warning for Cherokee Co. in South Carolina and Cleveland County in North Carolina was allowed to expire at 10 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg had issued a Tornado Warning around 9:20 a.m. as a strong thunderstorm cell moved through the area.

At 9:45 a.m., National Weather Service radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado.

A weather spotter confirmed a funnel cloud just north of Gaffney at 9:30 a.m.

At 9:49 a.m., a report of two small trees down was reported one mile southwest of Earl in Cleveland County.

Tommy Almond with Gaston Co. Emergency Management is already putting everyone on alert.

More severe weather is possible Tuesday as the atmosphere remains unstable.

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