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.
Here’s a forecast of the potential wind gusts this afternoon at 5pm;
and the potential precipitation tomorrow morning at 2am;
Several schools and daycares in the Charlotte region have already closed today (mostly in South Carolina), including;