• System could produce thunderstorms Wednesday night

    By: John Ahrens


    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.

    some text


    (IMAGES: Deadly tornadoes strike central, southern US)

    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.

    Click here to see dam and lake level basics.

    Dozens rescued from flooded vehicles, homes in NC

    Flooding is causing big problems in the Fayetteville area as storms move across North Carolina. Read more here.

    National Weather Service reports eight tornadoes in NC

    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.

    35 dead after days of tornadoes in South, Midwest

    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.

    PGA officials prepared for severe weather at Quail Hollow

    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.

    Storm water crews prepare for flooding ahead of severe weather

    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.

    Red Cross ready if needed, volunteers on standby

    The American Red Cross is preparing for the storms moving towards Mecklenburg County. Read about their efforts here.

    READ MORE:  Sign up for alerts ahead of severe weather in area

    READ MORE:  Tornadoes kill 11 as storm moves across South

    READ MORE:  Eastern NC tornadoes damage homes, injure dozen

    IMAGES:  Deadly tornadoes strike central, southern US

    Click here for the interactive radar to see what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

    Sign up for your personal forecast by clicking here.

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    System could produce thunderstorms Wednesday night

  • Headline Goes Here

    Maduro wins Venezuela election challengers call illegitimate

  • Headline Goes Here

    Portuguese director drops out of Israel festival over Gaza

  • Headline Goes Here

    83-year-old Palestinian leader still in hospital after fever

  • Headline Goes Here

    Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible