Multiple schools issue delays after storms hit the Carolinas

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Photo: Huntersville Fire Department 

Several schools have issued delays Monday morning after severe weather swept through the area and caused power outages across the Carolinas. 

A large part of the Piedmont and the Foothills experienced strong storms Sunday.

[PHOTO GALLERY] Storms sweep through the Carolinas

Avery County Schools is operating on a three-hour delay and Watauga County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay, school officials announced. 

McDowell County Schools said Monday morning that they are also operating on a two-hour delay for students due to "widespread power and water issues in portions of the county." 

Stanly County Schools said that Norwood Elementary will be closed Monday for students due to power outages. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said Ashley Park Elementary in west Charlotte will be closed for students Monday, but teachers and staff must report in. Harding High School is currently without power but will remain open. 

A Tornado Watch was in effect until 7 p.m.Sunday for most of the area.