STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Was there a tornado Sunday? It's possible!
Many of us had a shower during the day. Chances are, it came and went and you moved on with your day. Most of the pockets of rain didn't even have thunder to go along with them – just good, heavy rain.
If you live just SW of Statesville, the story was a little different for you. About 2:45 p.m., a trained spotter saw a funnel cloud and trees were reported down in the intersection of Old Mountain Road and Lewis Ferry Road. The National Weather Service confirmed damage at the intersection, which could be due to a weak tornado.
How did that happen? There were no warnings – or even watches Sunday! Sometimes, you can have a freak spin-up. That's what most likely happened.
I spoke with the National Weather Service and they have decided not to investigate the situation on Monday. However, we received some pictures from a viewer showing the damage he saw Sunday.
Where do we go from here?
The week ahead looks unsettled. Temperatures will jump tmid-70sid 70s on Monday and we could be close to 80° Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a 30% chance for showers or a thunderstorm on Monday and it goes up to 40% on Tuesday. The rain chances should take a break by Wednesday.
-Meteorologist Leigh Brock