CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte region escaped a strong storm system without harm Tuesday, despite several tornado warnings throughout the morning.
Iredell, Catawba and Lincoln counties were under a tornado warning for about an hour, but they expired at 11:30 a.m.
Two other area counties were placed under a Tornado Warning earlier Tuesday morning as the strong storm moved through the Carolinas, but those warnings in Cleveland and Cherokee counties expired without damage around 10 a.m.
The storm moved northeast around 30 miles per hour and tapered off out of the area Tuesday afternoon.
A funnel cloud was spotted north of Gaffney around 9:40 a.m., but there were no reports of harm, according to First Warn Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich.
Along with the threat of strong winds, there was a potential for several inches of rain as the storm moved through. Gusts had been reported at around 50 miles per hour.
No injuries have been reported.
Scattered showers could hang around until Tuesday evening in the Charlotte area. There is a 50 percent chance of rain in Charlotte, according to the First Warn Storm Team.
Wets roads caused traffic issues for the Tuesday morning commute. Accidents on I-77 caused several delays for commuters during the morning rush hour.