TUESDAY: Storms moved into the area Tuesday night that brought hail, major downpours, lightning and heavy winds.
Another round was expected to move in overnight.
Click to watch Meteorologist John Ahrens' Tuesday night forecast.
10:50 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Chesterfield County, S.C. until 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.
9:45 p.m.: The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport lifted its ground stop.
8:15 p.m.: A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties until 9 p.m., and Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties until 8:45 p.m
8:30 p.m.: FAA has issued a ground stop at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The airport is telling people to check with the airlines on the status of their flight.
8:41 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning for Cabarrus and Rowan counties until 9:30 p.m.
8:46: Severe thunderstorm warning for Stanly County until 9:45 p.m.
9:00 p.m.: Ground stop continues at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Check with your airlines on the status of your flight.
9:19 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning for Iredell and Rowan counties until 10:15 p.m.
9:40 p.m.: FAA cancels ground stop at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
WET WEATHER: It looks as though those storms won’t be widespread, mostly focused well to the west and south of Charlotte, but a few storms will likely pop up around the metro region Tuesday night. Heavy rain, strong winds and hail will be the main threats.
Severe risks are highest to our west this evening. Our area remains in the marginal risk (green shaded area). Firing likely after 6pm. pic.twitter.com/JWHMfZD4zc— WSOCWeather (@WSOCWeather) March 21, 2017
LOOKING AHEAD: That activity will clear out overnight, with dry skies expected the rest of the week. Temps will cool back down though by Thursday, with highs only in the lower 50s.
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- LOOKING AHEAD: Spring outlook staying warmer, wetter than average
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