CHARLOTTE, NC — A tornado watch is in effect in the Charlotte-metro area Sunday evening until 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood watch is also in effect until 8 p.m. for the area.
The tornado watch is in effect for 11 counties in North Carolina, including Mecklenburg, Iredell, Cabarrus, Union, and Gaston counties.
“A strong cold front will push through the area this afternoon, with strong storms expected to develop along and ahead of the front,” NWS said in a hazardous outlook bulletin April 15. “Torrential downpours are expected, and flash flooding will be possible across portions of the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia.”
A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms and possibly tornadoes. Hail up to the size of a quarter is also possible, as are wind gusts up…