RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Storms moving across North Carolina have left thousands of customers without electricity.
The storms dumped up to 4 inches of rain in the Charlotte area. Up to 6 inches could fall in parts of central North Carolina.
Duke Energy reported more than 59,000 customers without electricity Monday. More than 48,000 of those customers were in Charlotte. Other significant outages were reported in neighboring Cabarrus County and in the Winston-Salem area.
A flood watch was in effect for most of the state. The watch is in effect for some of the state until Monday night and in other areas until early Tuesday.
Flood warnings were in effect in some parts of the state, with river flood warnings in effect through Thursday.
High surf advisories were in effect on the Outer Banks.