Flood Advisory issued for Cabarrus, Mecklenburg counties

Published: May. 16, 2023 at 4:29 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Today is First Alert Weather Day for the possibility of severe weather. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for several counties in the region which is enacted until 10:45 p.m.




12:44 a.m.

A Flood Advisory has been issued for Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties until 4:30 a.m.

10:20 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been extended in Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties until 10:45 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Mecklenburg County and parts of Gaston County until 8:15 p.m.

7:25 p.m.

Strong winds and some damage is being reported in the Cherryville area Tuesday evening.

According to Duke Energy, there are approximately 800 customers in the area without power and the estimated time of restoration is midnight. The outages were first reported around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

6:15 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Burke, Cleveland, Gaston, and Lincoln County in NC until 7:00 pm

5:57 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg County in NC until 10:00 pm.

5:38 p.m.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING issued for Burke, Catawba, Lincoln, & Cleveland Counties until 6:15 p.m.

70mph wind gusts & half dollar size hail are possible. Move indoors and away from windows if you live in this area!

5:00 p.m.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Burke, McDowell, and Rutherford County in NC until 5:45 pm.

Damaging wind gusts are still the main concern, but ping pong ball size hail and a couple of tornadoes are also possible.

North Carolina counties included in the Severe Thunderstorm Watch are Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Caswell, Catawba, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Madison, Mcdowell, Mitchell, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, Yancey.

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