Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Strongest storms of the day coming through

The strongest thunderstorms so far this Tuesday are rolling across the Charlotte region early this evening, bringing vivid lightning and a threat of flash flooding.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory this evening for Mecklenburg County, and other nearby counties -- especially Lancaster, Union and Cabarrus -- could be added to the advisory.

Meteorologists say rain is falling at a rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour. That could cause minor street flooding and possibly some stream flooding in the Center City area, along with UNC Charlotte, Eastland, Matthews and SouthPark.

Basically, everyone east of the airport is in for a gulley washer.

More storms are developing behind these, and it's possible we could see several hours of heavy rain this evening.

No reports of flooding have been received as of 6:30 p.m.

Motorists should be very careful on area roadways over the next hour.