Severe weather to jolt central US through the weekend

Severe weather to jolt central US through the weekend

Some storms could bring hail, tornadoes, local flash flooding and strong wind gusts. After just a few instances of severe thunderstorms over the past several days, meteorologists say that a much larger area of the country could endure volatile weather to end the week as well as during the weekend. The first episode of severe weather is likely to develop ahead of a cold front from western Manitoba in Canada southward through the central Dakotas…

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Assessing the potential for tropical storms in the East Pacific next week

Assessing the potential for tropical storms in the East Pacific next week

Tropical storms and hurricanes have been absent from the East Pacific since Douglas dissipated on July 29. Although the tropics have been very active in the Atlantic Ocean so far this season, that has not been in the case in the Pacific. While tropical storms and hurricanes have been absent from the East Pacific since Douglas dissipated on July 29, meteorologists are monitoring an area to watch for development. With the tropical Atlantic likely to…

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'It's bad': Sheriff says 2 killed, others missing after North Carolina tornado

'It's bad': Sheriff says 2 killed, others missing after North Carolina tornado

At least two people died and several others are missing after a tornado destroyed a neighborhood in Bertie County, North Carolina Tuesday morning. WINDSOR, N.C. — Bertie County Manager Scott Sauer confirmed that at least two people have died in a tornado Tuesday morning, after Tropical Storm Isaias brought strong winds to the area. Both Gov. Roy Cooper and Sauer did not share any details about the victims’ identity. Officials were still searching for three…

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'It's bad': Sheriff says 1 killed, 10 homes destroyed in North Carolina tornado

'It's bad': Sheriff says 1 killed, 10 homes destroyed in North Carolina tornado

WINDSOR, N.C. — One person is dead and several are missing after a tornado hit a neighborhood in Bertie County early Tuesday morning. Sheriff John Hadley said he hasn’t seen anything this bad in the 38 years he has worked at the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office. “It’s bad,” Hadley told WRAL News at the scene. “It doesn’t look real, it looks like something on TV. Nothing is there.” Hadley said he got a call around…

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Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are up for eastern North and South Carolina as Hurricane Isaias moves into the Carolinas. Hurricane Isaias made official landfall in North Carolina at Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 p.m. with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph. Isaías has strengthened and was once again named a hurricane Monday night.  Isaias was once again named a hurricane Monday night after re-strengthening. Previously, Isaias had been struggling to remain organized as wind…

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Hurricane Isaias moves into the Carolinas

Hurricane Isaias moves into the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are up for eastern North and South Carolina as Hurricane Isaias moves into the Carolinas. Hurricane Isaias made official landfall at Ocean Isle Beach at 11:10 p.m. with maximum sustained winds at 85 mph. Isaías has strengthened and was once again named a hurricane Monday night.  Isaias has been struggling to remain organized as wind shear has been breaking up the storm and dry air as well. Stronger Tropical Storm…

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Isaias upgraded to hurricane again, nearing landfall to Carolinas

Isaias upgraded to hurricane again, nearing landfall to Carolinas

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are up for eastern North and South Carolina as Hurricane Isaias moves north toward the Carolinas. Isaías has strengthened and is once again a hurricane. It has sustained winds at 75 mph and wind gusts at 85 mph, as of the 8 p.m. advisory Monday. The storm is starting to get slightly more organized and starting to shift east a tad. This might mean a slightly farther east landfall in…

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Isaías continuing as Tropical Storm up the coast

Isaías continuing as Tropical Storm up the coast

Isaías has weakened a little further now with sustained winds at 65 mph and wind gusts to borderline hurricane strength of 75 mph. The unorganized storm has been fighting dry air and wind shear currently but warm water should allow it to maintain its current strength with a deviation of 5 mph or so. This overall track has shifted slightly closer to the US coast and will continue to follow the shoreline up into South…

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Hurricane Isaías to head towards the southeast coast of Florida tonight

Hurricane Isaías to head towards the southeast coast of Florida tonight

Isaías is a Category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 75 mph winds and estimated wind gusts as high as 100 mph. Currently, this lopsided and ragged storm is over the Bahamas and will continue to turn NW moving around 10-15 mph (12 mph as of most recent update). The track is taking it up the east coast of Florida and into the Carolina by Monday and Monday night.  Isaias has been struggling to remain…

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Hurricane Isaías leveling out as Florida is less than a day a way

Hurricane Isaías leveling out as Florida is less than a day a way

Isaías is a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds at 80 mph winds and estimated wind gusts as high as 100 mph. Currently, this lopsided and ragged storm is over the Bahamas and will continue to turn NW moving around 10-15 mph (12 mph as of most recent update). The track is taking it up the east coast of Florida and into the Carolina by Monday and Monday night.  The storm should start to weaken…

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Isaias could generate flooding downpours in Northeast next week

Isaias could generate flooding downpours in Northeast next week

After bringing torrential rain and damaging winds to the Bahamas and part of the Florida east coast this weekend, Isaias is likely to have some impact on the northeastern United States next week following a potential landfall in the Carolinas on Monday. The ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Tropical season, Isaias formed in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Wednesday evening. Northern islands of the Caribbean have been battered by heavy rainfall and strong winds,…

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Hurricane Isaías grows a little stronger nearing Florida

Hurricane Isaías grows a little stronger nearing Florida

Isaías is a hurricane with 85 mph winds and estimated wind gusts as high as 100 mph. Currently this lopsided storm is over the Bahamas and has turned NW moving around 15 mph. The track is taking it up the east coast of Florida and into the Carolina by Monday and Monday night.  The storm should start to weaken after it brushes Florida. The amount of weakening will depend on how much interaction it has…

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Hurricane Isaías takes aim at Florida

Hurricane Isaías takes aim at Florida

Isaías is a hurricane with 80 mph winds but slowly getting stronger over the Bahamas. The track is taking it up the east coast of Florida and into the Carolina by early next week.  The storm should start to weaken after it brushes Florida. The amount of weakening will depend on how much interaction it has with Florida and the amount of wind shear. The farther west it goes the weaker it will be, the…

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NC Governor: Hurricane Brings 'Double Trouble' With Virus

NC Governor: Hurricane Brings 'Double Trouble' With Virus

RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency on Friday to help prepare for Hurricane Isaias, which he said will bring atypical challenges given the longstanding COVID-19 crisis. The emergency declaration, running concurrently with the one for the coronavirus in place for months, will help state and local governments respond more nimbly to the storm, Cooper said at a media briefing. The state already has adjusted its traditional shelter options to take social…

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Gov. Cooper to give update on state’s preparations for Hurricane Isaias

Gov. Cooper to give update on state’s preparations for Hurricane Isaias

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper and Emergency Management leaders are expected to give an update on North Carolina’s preparations for Hurricane Isaias. Hurricane Isaias is moving northwest, and North Carolina needs to be watching closely. The system could hit our coast early next week. The news conference will begin around 4:00 p.m. You can watch it live here.

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WATCH LIVE | Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias

WATCH LIVE | Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper and Emergency Management leaders are expected to give an update on North Carolina’s preparations for Hurricane Isaias. Hurricane Isaias is moving northwest, and North Carolina needs to be watching closely. The system could hit our coast early next week.

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‘Now is the time to prepare,’ Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias

‘Now is the time to prepare,’ Gov. Cooper declares a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias is moving northwest, and North Carolina needs to be watching closely. The system could hit our coast early next week. RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Isaias. The hurricane is expected to impact the coast Monday and Tuesday. Gov. Cooper said hurricane preparations will be more complicated with COVID-19. He said both evacuations and sheltering will be different this year due to COVID-19. “Now is…

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Watch live: SC governor to update state's Hurricane Isaias preparations at 4PM

Watch live: SC governor to update state's Hurricane Isaias preparations at 4PM

Isaias could threaten parts of South Carolina’s coast by the end of the weekend or Monday. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will speak to the public Friday afternoon about the state’s plans for possible impacts from Hurricane Isaias.  McMaster is set to make remarks at 4 p.m. from the state’s emergency operations center alongside other state officials. WLTX will have live coverage both here online and on-air.  Download the WLTX App Now for…

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Watch live: SC governor to update state's Hurricane Isaias preparations

Watch live: SC governor to update state's Hurricane Isaias preparations

Isaias could threaten parts of South Carolina’s coast by the end of the weekend or Monday. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will speak to the public Friday afternoon about the state’s plans for possible impacts from Hurricane Isaias.  McMaster is set to make remarks at 4 p.m. from the state’s emergency operations center alongside other state officials. WLTX will have live coverage both here online and on-air.  Download the WLTX App Now for…

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No plans for hurricane evacuation for South Carolina, governor says

No plans for hurricane evacuation for South Carolina, governor says

Isaias could threaten parts of South Carolina’s coast by the end of the weekend or Monday. COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said he has no plans at this time to issue an evacuation order or a state of emergency as the state gets ready to deal with possible impacts from Hurricane Isaias.  McMaster spoke Friday from the state’s emergency operations center alongside other state officials.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest…

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SCEMD asks SC residents to prepare for possible effects of Hurricane Isaias

SCEMD asks SC residents to prepare for possible effects of Hurricane Isaias

Residents should review personal safety plans and begin to prepare in case Isaias threatens the state, SCEMD said COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is reminding residents to begin necessary preparations as they continue to monitor the possible effects of Hurricane Isaias.  Current forecast tracks have the storm passing very close to the state, or perhaps directly impacting portions of the area, early next week.  Download the WLTX App Now for the…

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Tropical Storm Isaias likely to be a hurricane as it approaches Outer Banks, Hampton Roads

Tropical Storm Isaias likely to be a hurricane as it approaches Outer Banks, Hampton Roads

On its projected path, Hurricane Isaias is likely to bring heavy rain, winds, and rough surf to the region. NORFOLK, Va. — DOWNLOAD: 13News Now App DOWNLOAD: 13News Now Hurricane Guide Friday 12 a.m. Update: Isaias has strengthened to become the season’s second hurricane. On Thursday night, Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicated Isaias has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, with higher gusts. That makes it a Category 1 hurricane. …

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Isaias now a hurricane; Outer Banks and Hampton Roads near the center in the cone of uncertainty

Isaias now a hurricane; Outer Banks and Hampton Roads near the center in the cone of uncertainty

On its projected path, Hurricane Isaias is likely to bring heavy rain, winds, and rough surf to the region. NORFOLK, Va. — Isaias has strengthened to become the season’s second hurricane. On Thursday night, Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft data indicated Isaias has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, with higher gusts. That makes it a Category 1 hurricane.  Hurricane Isaias continues to look like it could threaten Hampton Roads as a…

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Tropical Storm Isaias forms, storm could threaten U.S.

Tropical Storm Isaias forms, storm could threaten U.S.

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — After days of struggling to get organized, Tropical Storm Isaias has finally formed in the Carribbean. But now that it’s an official storm, the big question is will it be the next system to make landfall in the United States.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 11 PM advisory…

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Tropical Storm Isaias gets stronger, could impact the East Coast

Tropical Storm Isaias gets stronger, could impact the East Coast

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — After days of struggling to get organized, Tropical Storm Isaias has finally formed in the Carribbean. But now that it’s an official storm, the big question is will it be the next system to make landfall in the United States.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 5 AM advisory…

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The track of Tropical Storm Isaias shifts slightly east

The track of Tropical Storm Isaias shifts slightly east

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — After days of struggling to get organized, Tropical Storm Isaias has finally formed in the Carribbean. But now that it’s an official storm, the big question is will it be the next system to make landfall in the United States.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 11 AM advisory…

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Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts a little more

Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts a little more

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — The path of Tropical Storm Isaias  has finally formed in the Carribbean. But now that it’s an official storm, the big question is will it be the next system to make landfall in the United States.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 11 AM advisory from the National Hurricane Center,…

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Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts, expected to become huricane

Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts, expected to become huricane

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — The path of Tropical Storm Isaias has gained strength and is expected to become a hurricane but it’s ulimate impact on the United States is still to be determined.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 5 PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Isaias had maximum sustained winds of…

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Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts, expected to become hurricane

Tropical Storm Isaias' track shifts, expected to become hurricane

This is the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. COLUMBIA, S.C. — The path of Tropical Storm Isaias has gained strength and is expected to become a hurricane but it’s ulimate impact on the United States is still to be determined.  Download the WLTX App Now for the latest updates Latest conditions on the storm: As of the 5 PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Isaias had maximum sustained winds of…

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Hurricane Douglas passing dangerously close to Hawaii

Hurricane Douglas passing dangerously close to Hawaii

Douglas is brushing the Hawaiian Islands as a Category 1 hurricane. Douglas is brushing the Hawaiian Islands as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum-sustained winds of 90 mph. After peaking as a Category 4 hurricane last week, the update from the National Hurricane Center at 11 p.m. Sunday, Hawaii time, shows Douglas was a Category 1 hurricane with maximum-sustained winds of 90 mph. Douglas is moving west-northwest at 16 mph and was located about 50…

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FORECAST: The 90's continue; Hanna now a Tropical Storm

FORECAST: The 90's continue; Hanna now a Tropical Storm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — THE CHARLOTTE AREA:  The streak continues Sunday! It will make 17 days in a row of 90°+! Highs will climb into the low 90s with afternoon thunderstorms developing, especially in the High Country. Today storms will be a bit more isolated and less numerous than the last couple days but they will still be here! Any storms that develop will dissipate after sunset. Everyone will not see rain tomorrow, but those that…

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FORECAST: Hurricane Hanna and more of the 90's

FORECAST: Hurricane Hanna and more of the 90's

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPDATE: Hurricane Hanna as of 8AM is officially our first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season. Hanna already snagged another record for this season, being the earliest 8th named storm of any Atlantic Hurricane Season. Southern Texas will be bracing for heavy rain and wind gusts ranging from 80-95 mph by this afternoon. This will weaken to a Tropical Depression in Mexico by tomorrow. THE CHARLOTTE AREA: The streak continues. Friday…

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South Carolina's hospitals, already hit by pandemic, brace for 2020 hurricanes

South Carolina's hospitals, already hit by pandemic, brace for 2020 hurricanes

The South Carolina Hospital Association says hospitals are writing new plans to prepare for the brunt of the 2020 hurricane season COLUMBIA, S.C. — As the summer heats up and tropical activity continues, South Carolina’s hospitals are trying to decide if it’s better to shelter in place and ride out a storm or evacuate patients to other, already stressed hospitals in the middle of a pandemic. John Williams with the South Carolina Hospital Association said,…

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Hawaii bracing for rare strike from hurricane as Douglas creeps closer

Hawaii bracing for rare strike from hurricane as Douglas creeps closer

Forecasters expect the storm will be at hurricane strength when it reaches the Hawaiian Islands by the end of the weekend. After spending some time as a Category 4 hurricane Thursday night, Hurricane Douglas began to lose wind strength on Friday. However, the storm is expected to still be a hurricane as it barrels toward Hawaii by the end of the weekend. As 5 a.m. Friday, Hawaii time, Douglas was a Category 3 hurricane with…

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2020 on pace for most Tropical Storms in a year

2020 on pace for most Tropical Storms in a year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The busiest Hurricane season on record was 2005, which was the only year that we had to move onto the Greek alphabet to finish the season. This year has already outpaced 2005 for every named storm this year.Arthur, Bertha, and Cristobal formed nearly a month earlier than their counterparts Arlene, Bret, and Cindy. Next, Dolly, Edouard, and Fay were the earliest formed ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ names on record. Most recently Gonzalo…

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Tropical Storm Gonzalo develops, shattering yet another Atlantic record

Tropical Storm Gonzalo develops, shattering yet another Atlantic record

Tropical Storm Gonzalo developed in the central Atlantic, about 1,250 miles east of the southern Windward Islands, on Wednesday morning, setting yet another record for the basin. Gonzalo is the earliest ever “G” named storm since the satellite era of the 1960s, beating out Tropical Storm Gert, which formed on July 24 amid the intense 2005 hurricane season. After forming into Tropical Depression 7 around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the system strengthened enough to be given the name…

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Hurricane Douglas forms in the Pacific, could strike Hawaii as a tropical system next week

Hurricane Douglas forms in the Pacific, could strike Hawaii as a tropical system next week

Douglas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane early Wednesday. The Western Hemisphere was devoid of hurricanes since the 2020 tropical season kicked off on May 15 in the East Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic. However, that changed early Wednesday when Douglas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Douglas is positioned in the middle of the East Pacific Ocean, well away from any landmass. This hurricane is moving west at a speed of…

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Hurricane Douglas forms in the Pacific, could strike Hawaii next week

Douglas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane early Wednesday. The Western Hemisphere was devoid of hurricanes since the 2020 tropical season kicked off on May 15 in the East Pacific and June 1 in the Atlantic. However, that changed early Wednesday when Douglas strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Douglas is positioned in the middle of the East Pacific Ocean, well away from any landmass. This hurricane is moving west at a speed of…

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Tropical Storm Fay Makes Landfall Near Atlantic City

Tropical Storm Fay Makes Landfall Near Atlantic City

The offshore storm is the 6th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UPDATE TROPICAL STORM FAY: Near the Little Egg Harbor Inlet in Ocean County, NJ Tropical Storm Fay officially made landfall. The technical definition for landfall is when the storm center intersects completely with a shoreline. This occurred around 5PM Friday. The threat of heavy flooding rain continues as Fay moves North at about 14 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning…

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Tropical Storm Fay Moves North But Sets Record

Tropical Storm Fay Moves North But Sets Record

The offshore storm is the 6th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the North Carolina coast, the National Hurricane Center said as of 5 p.m. Thursday. The tropical disturbance gained better organization around its center of circulation throughout Thursday.  The organization was needed to determine whether the National Weather Service would classify the offshore system as a tropical depression or a tropical storm. The center…

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Cristina poised to become first hurricane of 2020

Cristina poised to become first hurricane of 2020

Tropical Storm Cristina is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season. Tropical Storm Cristina formed late Monday night local time in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane of the 2020 season in any of the ocean basins in the Western Hemisphere. As of early Tuesday, the storm was located well away from land, about 535 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was…

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Storms, damaging winds move through the Carolinas

Storms, damaging winds move through the Carolinas

As storms move through the Charlotte area, those in its path could see damaging wind gusts and hail. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Storms moved through the Carolinas on Sunday afternoon into the evening, bringing along the threat of damaging wind gusts and hail. Just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Gaston, Mecklenburg and York counties, which expired at 5:15 p.m. Later, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Chesterfield and Lancaster…

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