Five things to know Monday:

1. Line of storms heading towards Charlotte-area

Charlotte and the surrounding areas can expect to see strong thunderstorms Monday afternoon and early evening as a line of storms track toward the Carolinas.

The highest weather threat will be the potential for damaging winds as the storm moves through. Lighting and hail are also threats, but in the low category. 

Click here for the full forecast & a timeline of when to expect showers to begin.

2. CMS parents get to weigh in on proposed school assignment boundaries

Charlotte-Mecklenburg School released proposed school assignment boundary changes last week which will affect 75 schools in CMS. 

On Monday, parents of students at schools affected by the new proposal will get a chance to weigh in. CMS board members will meet with parents at Nathaniel Alexander Elementary, Moorehead and Martin Elementary Schools at 9 a.m. Click here for more info.

3. Keep pounding and donate blood

Panthers fans from all over the area will come together for the Keep Pounding Blood Drive.

This is the event's 10th year, honoring former Panther Sam Mills who lost his battle with cancer in 2005. The blood drive is hosted by the Carolina Panthers, Carolina's Healthcare System and Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and will benefit more than 27 area hospitals.

The event is Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are preferred and can be made by calling Liliana Burdette at 1-888-59BLOOD. For more info, click here.

4. Charlotte ranks within Top 10 of 'Mosquito Cities'

Summer is right around the corner and that means swimsuits, warm weather and... mosquitos.

Orkin released their top 50 mosquito cities list Monday and Charlotte ranked #9. 

21 metro areas in the southeast are listed in the ranking. Click here for the full list.

5. Thousands expected to hit the streets for May Day protests

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators  are expected to take to the streets Monday in massive May Day events across the USA mostly protesting the policies of President Trump.

May Day — also known as International Workers' Day — has spawned protests around the globe in past years highlighting workers’ rights. But on Monday, the impetus for the U.S. marches span from immigrants' rights to LGBT awareness to police misconduct. Click here for more info.

 

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