BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Watch posted for Mecklenburg, surround - | WBTV Charlotte

BLOG: Severe Thunderstorm Watch posted for Mecklenburg, surrounding counties

(WBTV) (WBTV)
(WBTV) (WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been posted until 9 p.m. this evening for Charlotte-Mecklenburg and surrounding counties including all of our South Carolina upstate counties.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for Severe Weather. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means severe thunderstorms are either in progress or are imminent. That’s when you need to take immediate action. 

The definition of a Severe Thunderstorm includes winds in excess of 60 mph and/or one-inch diameter (quarter-size) hail. Even general thunderstorms present life-threatening conditions anytime there is lightning. 

Make sure you stay inside - always - until the storm passes.

At this point, late afternoon thunderstorms will continue to develop in the foothills and drift eastward into the North Carolina Piedmont. The second, and higher threat of severe storms may arrive from South Carolina around mid-evening. The highest threat of severe weather exists in Georgia and South Carolina, but some storms may survive into our NC counties by mid-evening, so stay alert.

For up to the minute updates, make sure you download our WBTV Weather App by simply heading to your app store and searching for "WBTV." You can also get updates right here at wbtv.com, our WBTV Facebook page, and of course on WBTV News.

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain expected in the beginning of the week

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain expected in the beginning of the week

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:56:01 GMT

    We are getting a clearer picture now on the timing and arrival of rain for our First Alert Days Monday and Tuesday. We want to emphasize there is no severe weather threat this week, but just don't want anybody to get caught off guard by the heavy rain after such a beautiful weekend.  

    More >>

    We are getting a clearer picture now on the timing and arrival of rain for our First Alert Days Monday and Tuesday. We want to emphasize there is no severe weather threat this week, but just don't want anybody to get caught off guard by the heavy rain after such a beautiful weekend.  

    More >>
  • Man charged with sex crimes involving children

    Man charged with sex crimes involving children

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:05 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:05:35 GMT
    (Rowan Sheriff's Office)(Rowan Sheriff's Office)
    (Rowan Sheriff's Office)(Rowan Sheriff's Office)

    A man with a criminal record in Rowan County is now facing new charges. Diamante Denolan Crawford, 22, is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape. 

    More >>

    A man with a criminal record in Rowan County is now facing new charges. Diamante Denolan Crawford, 22, is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape. 

    More >>
  • Band's money stolen, but not their dreams

    Band's money stolen, but not their dreams

    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 11:56:50 GMT
    (Source: Amy Mitchell)(Source: Amy Mitchell)

    In February, it seemed like the West Rowan Middle School band's dream of playing in a competition in Williamsburg had been stolen, just like $1000's allegedly taken by the band boosters former treasurer. 

    More >>

    In February, it seemed like the West Rowan Middle School band's dream of playing in a competition in Williamsburg had been stolen, just like $1000's allegedly taken by the band boosters former treasurer. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly