Tornado Watch in effect for Mecklenburg, Iredell, Gaston, Cabarrus Counties until 5 am Monday

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A tree fell on a house as damage from weekend storms was still being assessed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) -- A Tornado Watch is in effect through 5 a.m. Monday for the following area counties: Mecklenburg, Polk, Rowan, Rutherford, Union, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Cherokee, Chester, Laurens, Spartanburg, Union, York, Alexander, Burke.

Mecklenburg, Iredell and Gaston Counties all saw Tornado Warnings Sunday night.

The Morganton 911 Call Center in Burke County has reported thunderstorm wind damage with numerous trees and power lines down countywide. 

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 8 p.m. for a large portion of North Carolina.

Saturday brought severe weather to some neighborhoods in our area. Tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, flood warnings, and advisories were issued for storms Saturday afternoon. Those warnings and advisories have been canceled, but we're not in the clear just yet. 

High wind warnings and wind advisories have been issued for the mountains as a cold front approaches our area from the west. Sunday has started with rain on the radar in the mountains and foothills.


A few showers are possible through lunchtime, but conditions will change dramatically by the afternoon. Strong to severe storms are expected. The most severe storms will likely arrive in the area between 12-4 pm in the mountains and between 3-9 pm in the piedmont.


Damaging winds up to 60 mph, hail, flash flooding, and isolated tornadoes are possible as the storm system travels eastward.

Now is the time to download the FOX 46 weather app now to stay ahead of the weekend storms.

Be sure to stay tuned to FOX 46 Charlotte as Meteorologist Britney Hamilton continues to track the incoming storms.