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Charlotte region under flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday

This Accuweather radar image from 12:15 p.m. shows a strong storm approaching uptown Charlotte from the west.
This Accuweather radar image from 12:15 p.m. shows a strong storm approaching uptown Charlotte from the west. Charlotte

The Charlotte region is under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m. Wednesday, as a line of thunderstorms sweeps east across the Foothills and Piedmont Wednesday afternoon.

Torrential rainfall will accompany the line, likely producing 2 to 4 inches of rain in one to two hours, according to the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C.

Already by 1 p.m., standing water covered parts of key roads in central Charlotte, including East Boulevard in Dilworth.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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