Power mostly restored in Charlotte after storms wallop area

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Tree down on Sharon Road south of Runnymede Lane.

Over 34,000 customers were without power on Saturday and continues into Sunday as storms passed threw the area downing trees and power lines.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Union Counties on Saturday until 5:15 p.m. and the following counties were under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. Saturday:

  • Mecklenburg
  • Gaston
  • Cleveland
  • Iredell
  • Union
  • Catawba
  • Alexander
  • Rowan
  • Davie
  • Burke
  • Caldwell
  • Henderson
  • York

With the first day of summer behind us, rain and storms are kind of the name of the game now as Saturday is a FOX 46 Neighborhood Storm Watch day and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Winds are expected to be the bigger issue.

Even though humidity was not too bad on Friday, we are in a summer pattern and gradually overnight things tend to get more humid, which can often lead to storms.

It's the first full weekend of summer and if you have plans you might want to factor in the storms or have a backup plan if you are planning to be outdoors.


There were a few light showers around Charlotte on Saturday morning. It was 66 on Saturday morning and typically when it gets above 65 is when you can feel the humidity in the air.

Around 4:15 p.m. is when storms are expected to move through Charlotte and those will continue through the evening.

There is a smaller chance of storms on Sunday and that will continue throughout the week.

Temperatures will remain in the low 90's with a high of 93 is expected on Monday.

Now is the time to download the FOX 46 46 Weather App and enable alerts to your location.