Heavy rain slowly moves out of the Charlotte region

Heavy rain slowly moves out of the Charlotte region


by WCNC.com Staff


Posted on April 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 6:17 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Strong storms moved through the Charlotte area overnight and into the early morning hours.

The cold front and main line of storms brought heavy rain and some strong winds to the area. The storms did not cause too many issues for the Charlotte region.

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A tree that crashed into a south Charlotte townhome Thursday evening and displaced one family and has forced the evacuation of other nearby units.

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Charlotte firefighters told NBC Charlotte that a large, old tree fell on a townhome at the Abbey Place Apartments near Park Road and Woodlawn Road around 10 p.m.

Nobody was hurt but firefighters said that the Red Cross will be sheltering two adults and a child in the unit that the tree landed on.

The rain slowly moved out of the area early Friday morning, making it's way toward the coast.

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Friday will have some morning and a few showers ending by 10 a.m., then turning partly sunny and cooler with highs around 75°.

"Friday's morning will see rain, but it will move out by late in the morning," meteorologist John Wendel said. "The rest of Friday will be nice with temperatures in the 70s. "

First Warn Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says there's a good shot of cold air moving in on the backside of these storms, allowing for noticeably cooler morning lows in the coming days.

The good news about the rain? The pollen will wash away, and provide some temporary relief for allergy sufferers.

The upcoming weekend looks very nice. The area will experience sunny skies and afternoon highs in the low 70s.

Morning lows will be in the cool low to mid-40s. Pollen numbers will probably creep back up over the upcoming weekend.