LIVE BLOG: Charlotte under a Tornado Watch

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 10:20 a.m.

School Districts announce early dismal for students and teachers as the threat for severe weather continues. 

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10:10 a.m.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for Catawba and Lincoln Counties until 11:00 a.m. 

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Charlotte, Piedmont, and Foothills. 

9:54: a.m. 

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Cleveland, Lincoln and Gaston Counties. Seek shelter immediately. 

9:40 a.m. 

Medic has responded to 15 crashes on Thursday morning between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. 

9:30 a.m. 

Flooding becomes more significant and the heavy rain is becoming more frequent in Burke County. 

9:00 a.m. 

Creek in Icard is exceeding its banks. Culverts are starting to look like rapids in some spots. WCNC Charlotte will monitor this area for potential flooding. 

A section of US-70 in Icard near Maple Lane Lake is already underwater and more water continues to spill into the road. Locals say the last time this road flooded was back in June.

7:00 a.m.

More than a thousand without power in northeast Charlotte. Duke Energy is sending a technician to restore power to these customers.