by: Keith Monday Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Strong storms swept through the Charlotte area early Tuesday morning.
The heaviest storms that drenched the metro area are moving out, but light to moderate showers remain.
Another round of heavy downpours will fire up around midday and early Tuesday afternoon.
The risk for stronger storms will exist along and east of Interstate 77 and the main threats will be gusty winds, hail and lightning. Once these storms reach the I-77 corridor and points east, they will likely gain strength.
Later Tuesday afternoon we will start to clear out as a strong cold front pushes through. Gusty northwest winds will dry us out and significantly drop temperatures Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The mountains may see some brief snow Tuesday evening and the rest of us will stay clear and cold, near freezing. Frost and freeze warnings will be in place Tuesday night, with lows near 32 degrees.
Bright and sunny weather will remain in place for the rest of the week as we slowly warm back up.
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