Happening today: Charlotte appoints a new mayor

Hello! Glad to be back with you on this Monday, April 7 - it's Christine Nelson here. Brody O'Connell will be co-anchoring with me this morning. We have a ton of stories to get to this morning. Tune in to WBTV News This Morning and our live coverage on Bounce TV from 4:30-9:00 a.m.

WEATHER ALERT: While you're reading this email it will either be raining outside still or very wet. We're in for some eventful weather this morning. The same system hitting the Carolinas has been producing severe storms and tornadoes in other states. Meteorologist Al Conklin is here so you can expect you'll get the most reliable weather forecast as you plan your morning. Tune in so you're not caught off guard!

Today: Charlotte's new mayor is....

By tonight we'll be able to answer that question for you. Mayor Pro Tem Michael Barnes says Charlotte City Council will make an appointment at today's special meeting. The rumor mill is still circulating as to who it will be. We talked to some city council members at a prayer gathering last night. Hear their response when we asked who they were leaning towards voting for.

Just in: You may have been sleeping when this news broke overnight. Legendary actor Mickey Rooney has died. He was 93 years old.

ICYMI. In case you missed it we're going to show you how a Charlotte church gave a moving response to an anonymous request to take care of an infant's ashes.

We're live on the air now. Tune in!