• Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Meck. Co.

    By: Vicki Graf


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

    The watch is in effect until 11 p.m.

    The top threats are lightning and strong winds.

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    So far the storms are still west of Gastonia, but moving towards Charlotte.

    Temperatures warmed back up into upper 80s. A high of 87 degrees is expected Monday.

    A few isolated downpours are expected Monday afternoon but nothing like what fell around the Charlotte area Sunday.

    The heat will really start to build Tuesday -- it could be the warmest day so far this year with highs near 92 degrees. It won’t be close to the record high of 99 degrees though.

    A weak front moves through by mid-week and this will bring a better chance of afternoon showers and storms Wednesday and Thursday.

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