• Storms weaken around Charlotte, push out of the area

    By: Keith Monday


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The rain and clouds have left the Charlotte area and much drier air will return through the morning and afternoon Monday. The only spot that may see rain this afternoon will be in the mountains.

    It will remain hot Monday, with a high around 90 degrees, but breezy northwest winds will cut the humidity down.

    A tornado watch for Mecklenburg County was canceled around 1 a.m. Monday. The watch had extended to counties north and west of Charlotte as well.

    A tornado warning was issued for Avery County earlier Sunday night, but has since been canceled as well.

    A cold front pushed through the area overnight with bands of thunderstorms. The batches of storms dropped rain around the Charlotte region early Monday morning but were not very strong.

    Some storms moved into the South Carolina mountains and the upstate of South Carolina but the heaviest storms passed to the west of Charlotte.

    There was a line of storms around Interstate 40 between 2 and 3 a.m. and that rain reached the Charlotte area between 4 and 5 a.m. Those storms dropped a good amount of rain but no damage had been reported with them.

    High temperatures will sit in the lower-to-mid 80s for the rest of the week and the next rain chance doesn't arrive for most of the region until Friday.

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