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2nd day of severe weather hits Charlotte

rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

The Charlotte region got a second serving of severe weather Monday – part of a line of storms that extended from Georgia to Philadelphia.

The storms, which sparked tornado and flash flood warnings, dropped hail and other precipitation over a wide swath of the N.C. Piedmont, and knocked down trees in Mecklenburg and Gaston counties. A tornado was reportedly spotted in Chester, S.C.

In Mecklenburg, the storm struck just before rush hour, congesting afternoon traffic but not contributing to a large number of wrecks, authorities said.

Monday’s storms didn’t cause widespread power outages, unlike Sunday’s, when nearly 5,000 lost power.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be sunny with highs in the 70s. The forecast calls for rain to return this weekend.

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