Live: Second tornado warning issued for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WCNC Charlotte is tracking severe weather in the Charlotte area and across the Carolinas. 

First Warn Storm Team live coverage:

Saturday night severe weather blog timeline

9:30 p.m.

We are awaiting a decision from the National Weather Service if the Tornado Warning for Gaston County, North Carolina, and northern York County, South Carolina, will be extended eastward. If the warning was to be extended, it could effect portions of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Residents should be weather aware and watch for possible severe weather developments.

9:20 p.m.

Hail is falling with these storms. Video from Grover, North  Carolina in Cleveland County showed the hail falling.

9:10 p.m.

The Tornado Warning has been extended into Gaston County, North Carolina, and northern portions of York County, South Carolina until 9:45 p.m.

Cities inside the Tornado Warning include, but are not limited to, Clover, Lake Wylie, Gastonia, and Belmont.

The Tornado Warning for Cleveland County, North Carolina has expired.



A Severe Thunderstorm Warning, for the possibility of hail and damaging wind, has been issued for portions of Caldwell and Burke counties in North Carolina.

8:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning that included portions of Cleveland County, North Carolina, and York County, South Carolina. The initial warning was scheduled to continue through 9:15 p.m.

While there was no confirmed tornado on the ground, radar-detected rotation near I-85 was moving east at 35 mph.

Areas inside the warning included, but are not limited to, Kings Mountain and Crowder’s Mountain.

Anyone inside the Tornado Warning should seek shelter on the lowest level of a sturdy shelter with as many walls between you and the outside.