Heavy rain, severe thunderstorms move into the Charlotte area

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Mecklenburg, Union and York counties until 4:30 p.m.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --  Heavy rain and lightning rolled through the Charlotte area Wednesday late afternoon and into early evening.

A severe thunderstorm warning came and went for Mecklenburg, Union and York counties. 

Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich says winds of up to 60 miles per hour are likely in south Mecklenburg and western Union counties. 

Mary Ellen Biery shared a video to NBC Charlotte First Warn Storm Team of the thunderstorms in Huntersville.

Meteorologist John Wendel said the strongest storms in is in the Pageland, S.C. area. He said lightning, some hail and heavy rain are all pouring in the area.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, Huntersville Fire responded to a call of a home being struck by lightning. Firefighters say a caller reported smoke coming from inside the attic. NBC Charlotte's crew on the scene reports that no one was hurt from the fire.

The First Warn Storm Team is tracking the system. Download the WCNC app for the latest forecast and maps.

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