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The worst of this weather will be this morning into the first half of the afternoon
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
BE WEATHER AWARE:
Two Tornado Warnings popped between 6AM and 8AM this morning just SW of our WCNC viewing area this morning. We are still carefully watching this line through the rest of this morning.
Today: A line of heavy rain and storms is starting to pick up the pace across our area and will not be here all day. This line has the potential to produce some damaging winds and even a brief spin up tornado. Highs will be in the mid 70’s but we will be overcast most of the day. More unstable air will be here to conclude the morning and begin the afternoon.
RAINFALL & FLOODING:
FLOOD WATCH for Avery, Caldwell, and Burke County until 12 AM Midnight. This section of our viewing area could see overall totals surpassing 4″ of rain by the end of today. Rain will be most persistent here especially starting later tonight and through tomorrow. But really anyone now has an enhanced flooding threat.
Most of the rain will fall Sunday where rain rates could exceed over an inch per hour at times. Many locations have already seen 2-3″ of rain and all of us will have the potential to see that again today and tonight. Most of the rain will fall this morning and this afternoon.
Hurricane Delta made landfall around 7 o’clock Friday evening near Creole, Louisiana with max sustained winds at 100 mph. It is now post tropical. All the rain we have seen and will see today will be associated with the eastern circulation around what was once Delta.
There is a weak disturbance well east of the Lesser Antilles but will not have a legitimate chance to become anything over the next 5 days.