Skies are expected to remain overcast in the Charlotte area Thursday, but the weather should be far calmer than Wednesday.
Severe thunderstorms and heavy bouts of rain struck the region Wednesday afternoon.
In Charlotte, storms knocked trees down on West Trade Street, Ardsley Road and Sugar Creek Road near Nevin Road.
Trees also were downed in northeast Mecklenburg and Concord. A landslide was reported about 11 a.m. on U.S. 64, about 10 miles southwest of Morganton in Burke County.
An EF0 tornado touched down in Lexington County, S.C., around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Columbia office confirmed later in the day.
According to The (Rock Hill) Herald, the twister measured 50 to 75 yards wide. The tornado touched down just north of the State Farmers Market in West Columbia, near Charleston Highway and Dixiana Road, the newspaper reported. No one was injured.
The Charlotte area severe weather has since moved from the region.
Thursday has only a 20 percent chance of rain, with an expected high of 56.
Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny, with forecast highs of 50 and 52.
Next week is forecast to turn colder, and WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin said the region could even see snow flurries early Monday.
Highs could reach only 49 Monday, 45 Tuesday and 38 Wednesday under partly to mostly sunny skies, according to the weather service.
Correspondent Steve Lyttle contributed.