Flood Warnings Issued For Charlotte As Storm Dumps Record Amount of Rain On Our Region

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A massive line of thunderstorms is now dumping a record amount of rain on the Charlotte region this morning.

The National Weather Service issued the following warning for our area:

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Eastern Catawba County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Southeastern Cleveland County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  West Central Davie County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Gaston County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Iredell County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Lincoln County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Northwestern Mecklenburg County in the piedmont of North Carolina...
  Northwestern Rowan County in the piedmont of North Carolina...

* Until 1100 AM EST.

* At 827 AM EST, After widespread storm total rainfall amounts of 3
  to 4 inches with locally higher amounts, excessive runoff will
  continue this morning all across the warned area.  Numerous roads
  remained flooded and motorists are urged to use caution while
  traveling this morning!

As of 9:30am, Charlotte has received a total of 3 inches of rainfall, smashing the previous November 12th record of 1.78 inches, which was set back in 2018.

Here are some shots from around Charlotte this morning from live webcams:

Rain is expected to continue falling for much of the morning, a point Charlotte’s own Marcus Baker did a great job of explaining:

 

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Spotlight Media Weather Update Charlotte, NC November 12th,2020 #weather #charlottenc #explore #share #spotlightmediaclt #wdrb #rain

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The record level of rain has caused many roads, streams, and backyards around Charlotte to flood.

 

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Bruh me overexagerating

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Here is a shot of I-85 South near the Beatties Ford Rd. exit:

 

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I-85 on the way to the airport. Lake Charlotte!

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