Panovich: Damaging winds, hail moving through Charlotte area

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Strong storms are bringing damaging winds and hail to the Charlotte area.

As of 4 p.m. Monday, severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of the area including Mecklenburg County, Shelby, Lake Wylie, Gastonia and more. Trees were reported down in Bessemer City.

Charlotte is right in the middle of this, which means you need to be weather aware, especially during the evening commute.

Even if these storms avoid severe criteria, they will produce some very heavy rain up to 1-2 inches through Monday. 

Luckily, we have been dry so this will limit minor flooding, but some areas could still see this briefly. 

Storms are possible through the evening and overnight Monday, dying out Tuesday morning. 

Rain will have its final surge on Tuesday afternoon with a few thunderstorms but it should be tamer than Monday. Everything is dry and sunny come Wednesday!

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