CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A slow, moisture-laden system that has produced torrential rain, dangerous straight-line winds and tornadoes will gradually move away from the region overnight. Although the heaviest rain is now east of the area, localized flooding will remain a concern. Mostly dry conditions are expected Friday but gusty winds could potentially bring down more trees and power lines. Temperatures will be noticeably colder with highs struggling to reach into the 50s Friday afternoon, it will feel even cooler when you factor in the wind. If you are traveling overnight or early Friday allow extra time as many communities and roads been impacted by this storm.
Heavy downpours will gradually come to an end from west to east overnight, most communities will be rain-free after midnight. Although the rain will taper off, localized flooding will remain possible into Friday.
Flooding will remain the biggest threat into Friday. In addition to the flood risk, gusty winds are possible through Friday which will likely bring down more trees with the wet soil.
The pairing of heavy rain and strong wind could also lead to scattered/widespread power outages. Make sure to keep your phones charged and download the WCCB COIT WeatherWise App for the latest weather information even if the power goes out.