by: John Ahrens Updated:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Weather conditions in the atmosphere held together for most of Wednesday from Charlotte and northward decreasing the chances of any major thunderstorm.
However, a cold front is still over eastern Tennessee and the wedge in the atmosphere that has protected the area from major storms was pushed north of Charlotte.
The Severe Channel 9 meteorologist team will be monitoring any thunderstorms that could fire up Wednesday evening.
The severe risk is not high but the chance of a storm developing is possible.
The cold front will cross over the area midnight depleting the chance of rain, leaving drier conditions.
Weather conditions will improve once the front is gone and temperatures will cool off a bit Friday and warm back up over the weekend.
Temperatures will be in the 70s Saturday and in the low 80s Sunday under sunny skies.
The next chance of rain will be next week.
Anyone can check real-time lake levels and special updates by clicking here, or by calling Duke Energy’s lake information phone line at 800-829-5253. Online lake level information is now smart phone-friendly.
Flooding is causing big problems in the Fayetteville area as storms move across North Carolina. Read more here.
The National Weather Service reports at least eight tornadoes touched down in North Carolina as the system that set off violent weather across the South closed in on the state. Read more here.
Forecasts for a third day of killer tornadoes in the South and Midwest didn't pan out, leaving many in the South and Midwest with new concerns about flooding Wednesday. Read more here.
The city of Charlotte isn't the only entity planning ahead for the threat of severe weather. Practice rounds start Tuesday for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow in south Charlotte. Read more here.
All the rain expected in the area could lead to flooding. Storm water officials say crews have already prepared for the storm. Read more here.
The American Red Cross is preparing for the storms moving towards Mecklenburg County. Read about their efforts here.
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