CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Be sure to stay weather aware as you start your weekend.
The Charlotte area could see another round of storms push into the region on Friday with the possibility of damaging winds and flooding.
"We have a low-end risk for a few strong to severe storms Friday. Some gusty winds with some of the stronger storms but also a flash flood threat. Storms will be scattered but some could be strong."
Panovich said the tornado and hail threats are low. The timeline is afternoon and evening.
On Thursday, scattered severe thunderstorms brought down trees in Burke and Catwaba counties, according to the National Weather Service.
Three trees were down on Nottingham Drive in Maiden while another tree was blown over near the intersection of Pitts Street and Old Lumber Yard Road in Glen Alpine.
A cold front slowly moving across the region was to blame for Thursday's scattered storms, according to the WCNC First Warn weather team.
By early afternoon, storms pushed across the Tennessee border and into the North Carolina communities of Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, and surrounding areas.
As the storms approached Interstate 40, the National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the possibility of damaging wind and hail. One inch size hail fell in Hickory near Kool Park Road and 28th Street Northeast.
Waters along the Billy Creek in Granite Falls rose beyond their banks during the height of the storms.
The line of storms weakened as it approached Charlotte.
Severe weather was not expected in Charlotte during the Thursday evening rush hour commute but strong showers were still possible through the early evening hours.
The front was expected to eventually stall out near the Charlotte region.
The WCNC First Warn Weather team will be monitoring storms and bringing you updates on-air and online as the weather warrants.