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More storms expected in North Carolina, bringing risk of flooding and strong winds

More severe weather could hit parts of North Carolina on Friday, bringing chances of flooding and strong wind to the start of the weekend, forecasters say.

The storms in the Charlotte area are expected to be sporadic tonight, and the Triangle is on severe thunderstorm watch until 10 p.m., the National Weather Service says.

Overnight, rainfall totals could reach a quarter of an inch near Charlotte and 2 inches near Raleigh, according to the service.

Severe storm chances are greatest near Charlotte, the Piedmont, the Triangle and areas to the north and east, forecasters say. The biggest risk is strong wind, though storms could also bring some flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters say small hail is also possible near Charlotte.

The rain chances come the day after there was a potential for severe weather across much of North Carolina.

Wet weather is expected to continue into the weekend before skies clear up Monday, forecasters say.

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