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Strong storms knock down trees, leave families without power

Strong storms battered the Carolinas, knocking down trees and leaving families without power Monday night.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Strong storms battered the Carolinas, knocking down trees and leaving families without power Monday night.

Rowan County officials said crews are responding to downed trees and power lines across the town of Landis. First Warn Storm Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich said Monday night's storms brought wind gusts of up to 60 mph in that area.

NBC Charlotte's crew was in Landis, N.C., to survey the damages left by the storms.

Duke Energy reported over 3,800 of its customers were without power in Mecklenburg County, over 1,100 customers were affected in Cabarrus County and over 60 lost electricity in Rowan County.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Mecklenburg, Cleveland, Rowan and York counties before expiring later in the night.

A video showed pouring rain in the town of Pineville.

Charlotte will be under a 20-percent chance of precipitation with a slight chance of showers before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. After that, showers may make a brief return a little after 2 p.m. with highs near 80 degrees that day, NWS said.

For Wednesday, the Queen City will be under a 30-percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m., according to NWS. Highs in the Charlotte area is expected to be about 88 degrees, NWS said.

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