Hurricane Irma’s Effects In The Charlotte Region Will Be Felt Tonight

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Although Hurricane Irma (soon to be Tropical Storm Irma) is headed much further west than previously projected, there is still a danger of high wind gusts, significant rain, and possible tornadoes for the Charlotte region.

The worst weather in Charlotte is expected between 5 p.m. this afternoon and 9 a.m. tomorrow morning with gusts up to 50 mph possible. We can also expect anywhere between 1-3 inches of rain with possible flash-flooding in low areas.

There will be a low possibility of isolated tornadoes around our region for tonight and tomorrow morning.

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via WCNC.com

Here’s a forecast of the potential wind gusts this afternoon at 5pm;

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and the potential precipitation tomorrow morning at 2am;

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Several schools and daycares in the Charlotte region have already closed today (mostly in South Carolina), including;

Chester County School District
Chesterfield Co. Schools
Clover School District
Faith Christian Academy
Fort Mill School District
Lakeshore Christian Preschool
Lancaster County Schools
Pine Grove Baptist Church Daycare
Rock Hill School District
The Saluda Counseling Center
Victory Christ Academy/Day Care Gastonia
Walnut Grove Christian Academy
York School District 1
Stay safe out there Charlotte! 

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