Timeline: Storms bring lightning, heavy rain to Charlotte area

Thunderstorms fired up over the Charlotte area Wednesday afternoon, which brought heavy rainfall and frequent lightning.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for the area until 8 p.m.

Rain started to taper off by 6 p.m. as the storms moved east.

WHAT TO KNOW:

Rainfall could cause flooding near you since the ground may be saturated from the rain earlier this week. Take care when driving and avoid water on the road during the evening commute.

Lightning could cause power outages and damage trees near you. Make sure you keep your cellphone charged, along with backup power and lighting sources. If you lose power, you can still stream our weather coverage with our apps.

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Stick with Channel 9 and WSOCTV.com for updates throughout the afternoon. We’ll alert you to new thunderstorm warnings, flooding potential, road closures, and any areas to avoid due to damage.

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