Severe Thunderstorms Continuing In Charlotte Area

Apr 15, 2018

The orange shading on the forecast map indicates a sever thunderstorm warning for Charlotte and surrounding areas. The yellow indicates a tornado watch.
Credit National Weather Service

Updated at 4 p.m. 

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm warning for Mecklenburg and surrounding counties until 4:30 p.m.. on Sunday. 


The warning advises people to seek shelter inside a sturdy building and stay away from windows.


Over the past hour, the National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Mecklenburg and the surrounding counties. There have been no reports of tornado touch downs or damage. 


But the National Weather Service advised people to use caution.


"Tornados can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms," The National Weather Service said. "Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety."


There is a tornado watch until 7 p.m. and a flash flood watch until 8 p.m. for the Charlotte area and much of western North Carolina. 


The weather warnings are ongoing and will be updated. 


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