A severe thunderstorm rolled through Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail to many people. There were several reports of damage caused by the storm. Two outflow boundaries from old storms crashed together right over the city to create the new storm. We’ve had reports of nickel to quarter sized hail on top of the heavy rain.
Strong storms produce hail, lightning across the Charlotte area
2017-07-19T01:13:45Z2017-07-19T01:13:45ZBy Leigh Brock, Meteorologist
(Dennis Milligan | WBTV)
(Lyndsay Tapases | WBTV)
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
A severe thunderstorm rolled through Charlotte and Mecklenburg Co, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and hail to many people. Two outflow boundaries from old storms crashed together right over the city to create the new storm.
We have declared this 4th of July to be a First Alert Day. Once again we have an elevated chance for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. There is also a chance that some of these storms may reach the criteria for severe thunderstorm warnings. The biggest threat will be for torrential rain and damaging winds. With so many folks making outdoor plans for the 4th, we want to give a sufficient heads up so you can make plans should severe weather threaten your Fourth of July festivities.
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