Ballantyne sees floods after Flash Flood Warning

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Flash floods in Ballantyne. (Credit: Andrew Bernstein)

Our FOX 46 Neighborhood Storm Watch Team is monitoring weekend storms moving in and around the area.

On Sunday temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90's and it will be dry and humid. Very isolated showers will occur in the mountain region.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Mecklenburg County until 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

Southwestern Mecklenburg County could see the worst and FOX 46 is getting reports that there is serious flooding in the Ballantyne area.

Storms producing heavy rain and flooding could make their way into South Charlotte and precautionary measures are being encouraged by the National Weather Service meaning if you don't have to drive, stay off the roadways.

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were also issued for Kershaw and Chesterfield Counties, and they expire at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday.

A warning was also issued for Lancaster County until 2:30 p.m.

The area could see a few of these storms making their way towards Charlotte as there are currently storms to the south and over the mountains.

A lot of lightning strikes and gusty winds are being recorded.

It was 93 degrees on Friday and temperatures are hovering in that area on Saturday.

Meanwhile Tropical Storm Barry is making its way up the Mississippi River, was upgraded to a Hurricane, and brought tornado warnings to Alabama.


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