CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A tornado watch was issued for Mecklenburg and other surrounding counties on Friday.
Storms have rolled through with damaging winds, torrential rainfall and lots of lightning. Some trees and power lines have come down in the storms. Luckily, all tornado warnings have been just north and just east of our area.
Other counties in the area under a tornado watch are: Chester County, Union County, Cabbarus County and Rowan County.
The watch is scheduled to expire 9 p.m. Friday, but most of the severe weather threat has now pushed east and out of the area. The watch will likely be canceled early in many locations.
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The main issues we've seen with today's storms has been damaging winds.
Small hail, heavy rain and frequent lightning was also reported. The strongest storms are quickly pushing east.
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For tonight, there is a chance for lingering showers and an isolated thunderstorm then clearing skies. It will be breezy and cooler overnight, with lows in the mid-40s.
The rain is expected to fully move out overnight and give way to sunny skies and cool temperatures for Saturday.
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Sunday will be pleasant but cool for April. The average high is around 73° this time of year. Highs Sunday will again be in the mid-60s here in the Piedmont