WEDNESDAY: A few showers possible, especially before noon. It will continue to be breezy with winds out of the east and northeast with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Highs will reach into the 60s to low 70s. Mountain counties could see the most powerful wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and sustained winds for 30-40 miles per hour.
Drone footage shows the extent of the damage that Naples, Florida, sustained from Hurricane Irma on Sunday.
Weather forecasters say the Charlotte area is wedged between the Tropical Cyclone conditions associated with Irma and a high pressure system to the northeast.
We will most likely see some rain, wind, rough surf and tidal flooding late Monday and Tuesday.
Although the storm is expected to continue to weaken, according to the National Hurricane Center, it should remain a hurricane at least through Monday morning as the storm’s eye moves near or over the west coast of Florida, and then inland over northern Florida and southwest Georgia Monday afternoon.
One to three inches of rain for much of the Piedmont, with some locally high amounts possible.
Landfalling hurricanes often trigger intense rain bands that can cause short-lived, weak tornadoes. While the tornado risk is still very low, we can’t rule out an isolated tornado Tuesday. “Cleveland County folks, and West, could see 4” of rain with a better chance for some localized flash flooding.