About 750 Mecklenburg County residents are still without power after severe thunderstorms knocked trees onto power lines across the county Wednesday.
That figure is down from about 9,000 early Thursday.
About 300 Gaston County residents remained without power Friday morning.
The severe weather spawned three tornadoes in Eastern North Carolina, one in Granville County northeast of Durham and two weaker tornadoes in Duplin County.
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In the Charlotte area, conditions will be far calmer on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All sunshine is called for, with respective highs of 49, 51 and 60.
The normal high for Feb. 26 is 57 degrees.
The next chance of rain is Tuesday night, although the National Weather Service in Greer, S.C., calls for only a 30 percent chance.
The chance of showers increases to 40 percent Wednesday, although it should turn mostly sunny again Thursday.