Severe Thunderstorms With Possible Tornadoes Hitting Charlotte Region Today

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The Charlotte region is now under a severe storm warning for this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has just issued the following alert;

“Active convective weather is in store today across the western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia. Thunderstorms will develop around mid-day and become quite strong or severe through the afternoon as they move east. Some of these storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and a tornado or two is not out of the question. Heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning will also be possible with some of these storms.”

According to WeatherUnderground.com, the Charlotte area could be seeing the worst of the storm between 3 pm and 7 pm this afternoon;

Severe wind, hail, and tornadoes all have the potential to knock out power for entire neighborhoods.

Duke Energy recommends having the following items handy in case of a power outage;

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