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.