CHARLOTTE - WBTV First Alert meteorologist Al Conklin has a recap of last night's weather and a look ahead:
No watches, warnings or advisories currently posted at this time. Two major batches of thunderstorms crossed the area over the past 12 hours, the first 11pm-3am, produced a ton of lightning, heavy rain (many places 1 inch+ and damaging winds). There were several reports of 50-65 mph wind gusts from South Mecklenburg through York and Chester counties in SC.
The second batch of rush-hour rain, while heavy, was much less severe and is now exiting our viewing area to the south.
We should see a warm, humid afternoon unfold with partial sunshine. There is still a stalled front in the region, and so more showers and storms should fire up, perhaps a few strong or severe, but widespread severe thunderstorms do not at this time appear likely.
Today: Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and very humid with more showers and thunderstorms, high 83°.