Storms Bring Flooding, Weak Tornadoes To North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Strong thunderstorms have caused flooding and what appears to be tornadoes in Charlotte and Durham.

The storms moved across North Carolina on Thursday, dropping as much as 6 inches of rain in the area. Flooding was reported in a number of areas.

Thousands of people from Charlotte to Raleigh lost power, but no major damage was reported.

The National Weather Service confirmed a weak tornado touched down in south Charlotte around 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Forecasters think a second weak tornado also struck Durham around 6 p.m. Trees were knocked down and some roofs damaged in both cities. No injuries were reported.

The storms were in front of a cold front that is expected to bring in cool weather for mid-May with highs in the 70s.



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