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Storms lingering into tonight, but mainly dry week ahead

By Monte Montello  |  August 12, 2018 @2:51 PM

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Areas of rain & storms are set to impact central NC late this evening and into the early overnight night hours.

  • Heavy downpours with the potential for flash flooding
  • Rain and occasional thunder & lightning will persist into the overnight
  • Additional afternoon storms will be possible on Monday

Heavy downpours with the potential for flash flooding, and a few severe wind gusts will be the primary threats.

Rain and occasional thunder & lightning will persist into the overnight with a gradual end by early morning.

Additional afternoon storms will be possible on Monday, but drier air in expected to nudge into area by Tuesday. That will set up mostly sunny weather for mid-week with little to no t-storm activity.

Nonetheless, more sun and less rain will mean hotter temps as highs hit the lower 90s by Thursday.

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Strong storms across Carolinas this week could bring flooding, 50 mph winds, frequent lightning

Strong storms across Carolinas this week could bring flooding, 50 mph winds, frequent lightning

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect In Charlotte: Forecast

CHARLOTTE, NC — A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the Charlotte metro region until 10 p.m. Monday due to a line of severe thunderstorms with potentially damaging winds expected in the region, according to the National Weather Service.

The isolated scattered storms become possible Monday afternoon, bringing with them potentially damaging winds and large hail, NWS said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook bulletin June 25. Dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning and brief heavy rain could also be expected, it said.

The work week is off to a hot start, with Monday’s high expected to reach 92. Temperatures will cool off significantly by Tuesday, when the high is expected to stay around 84 degrees thanks to cloud cover that will also likely bring rain to the region.

Enjoy the reprieve while you can. By mid week, temperatures will be back to around d95 degrees.

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Heads up : Severe T-storms likely across southern NC thru late Monday eve. Watch out for damaging wind gusts, lightning, heavy downpours. Stay tuned to local weather. Be Safe.

Here’s your work week weather forecast, from the National Weather Service:

Today (June 25)
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Light north northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds. Cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Tuesday (June 26)
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Northeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday (June 27)
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.
Thursday (June 28)
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Friday (June 29)
Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Saturday (June 30)
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday (July 1)
Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

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16 movies and TV shows you didn’t know were filmed in the Charlotte area

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Charlotte is a city where film dreams can come to life, as many starstruck fans can attest.

There’s more than stargazing going on in the Queen City, however; the financial impact of the ability to bump into Will Ferrell at Lowe’s Motor Speedway or order coffee alongside Claire Danes cannot be denied.

A film incentives program that expired in 2014 saw a net contribution of $25.3 million to the state in 2012, when compared with the film credit paid, according to research by NC State University.

A recent change to North Carolina law could lead to more celebrity and economic activity in the Queen City as industry players come to town to work and play.

Let’s take a look at some of the movies and TV shows that have been filmed in the Charlotte area and filming sites you might recognize.


American Animals


  • Synopsis: Based on a true story in which four men attempt a perfect plan for an art heist.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte and Davidson.
  • Rain scenes were filmed at Fifth and Tryon streets (on a sunny day). Scenes were also filmed at Queens University and in Plaza Midwood.
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Filming of “American Animals.” Courtesy of The Sundance Institute

The Color Purple


  • Synopsis: A young, black girl growing up in the early 1900s suffers abuse from her father and has her children taken from her.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte and Marshville.
  • Head to Marshville to visit some downtown sites from the movie. The general store is located at North White Street at East Medlin Street, and the barber shop is on North White Street.

Days of Thunder


  • Synopsis: Cole Trickle is a hot-shot NASCAR driver with an attitude.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte.
  • The character Rowdy Burns was loosely based on Dale Earnhardt. Tom Cruise stayed in Rick Hendrick’s Lake Norman house while learning everything about NASCAR. Some scenes were filmed at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Hunger Games


  • Synopsis: Youths must participate in a televised fight-to-the-death until only one remains.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte, Shelby and Concord.
  • The Philip Morris Cabarrus Plant in Concord was used for scenes from the capitol and The Knight Theater was where pre-game interviews were filmed. The tributes’ entrance was filmed at the Charlotte Convention Center.



  • Synopsis: After a football team loses their sponsorship, a player convinces a college football hero to play on the team.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte and Salisbury.
  • Charlotte’s skyline was portrayed as Chicago’s skyline in the 1920s. Scenes include shots of Salisbury Station, including the inside of the train depot.

Logan Lucky


  • Synopsis: Southerners plan a heist during a NASCAR race.
  • Filming in the area included Concord.
  • The crime takes place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway during Coca-Cola 600 weekend — and it was filmed during the real Coca-Cola 600.
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Channing Tatum stars as Jimmy Logan, Riley Keough as Mellie Logan and Adam Driver as Clyde Logan in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky.”
Channing Tatum stars as Jimmy Logan, Riley Keough as Mellie Logan and Adam Driver as Clyde Logan in Steven Soderbergh’s “Logan Lucky.” Michael Tacket Fingerprint Releasing | Bleecker Street

Paper Towns


  • Synopsis: After an epic all-night adventure, Quentin’s crush, Margo, disappears, leaving clues behind.
  • Filming in the area included Concord, Denver, Kannapolis and Mooresville.
  • High school scenes were filmed at Central Cabarrus High School — during school hours.

The Patriot

  • 2000
  • Synopsis: After the murder of his son, farmer Benjamin Martin leads the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution.
  • Filming in the area included South Carolina’s Chester, Historic Brattonsville in McConnells, Rock Hill and York.
  • In Brattonsville, you’ll recognize Hightower Hall as well as several other buildings in the movie.

The Rage: Carrie 2


  • Synopsis: The sequel to “Carrie” revolves around Rachel Lang’s ability to move things with her mind.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte and Dallas in North Carolina, and Rock Hill in South Carolina.
  • Scenes were filmed at Winthrop University and North Gaston High School.

Shallow Hal


  • Synopsis: Hal only dates women who are physically beautiful, until a self-help guru helps him see inner beauty.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte and Concord.
  • Hal’s apartment in the movie was filmed in Concord. The Capital Grill and Bank of America Headquarters were also featured in the film. Hal ponders his dating choices in Freedom Park and he shares a shake with Rosemary at Pike’s Soda Shop.

Shots Fired


  • Synopsis: A small, North Carolina town faces the dangerous aftermath after two racially charged shootings.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Kannapolis and Mooresville.
  • The drug deal that takes place in N.C. State’s library was actually filmed at Johnson C. Smith University’s James B. Duke Memorial Library.



  • Synopsis: The true story of Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed a plane on the Hudson River during an emergency in 2009.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte.
  • The flight simulator scenes were filmed at American Airlines’ Charlotte Douglas International Airport training facility.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


  • Synopsis: Ricky Bobby is a NASCAR stock car racing sensation being challenged by French Formula One driver, Jean Girard.
  • Filming in the area included Concord and Lake Norman.
  • The Lake Norman house that was used during filming as Ricky Bobby’s home recently sold for $4M. Texas Motor Speedway and Ricky Bobby’s comeback trials scenes were filmed at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

TV shows:



  • Synopsis: An ex-con steals the identity of a murdered sheriff.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte, Monroe, Mooresville and Waxhaw.
  • The fictional Miles Diner was located in downtown Mooresville.



  • Synopsis: Carrie Mathison, a CIA operations officer, suspects an American prisoner has been converted to Al-Qaeda.
  • Filming in the area included Charlotte, Concord and Mooresville.
  • The cabin where Carrie and Brody shared a love scene is in Mooresville. Carrie’s apartment is on Poplar Street in Charlotte. Saul’s house is on Mountainbrook Road. The newsroom scene was filmed in the former Charlotte Observer newsroom.



  • Synopsis: After becoming convinced that his wife and mother are possessed, Kyle Barnes sets out to help those possessed by demons while dealing with neighbors who think he is the bad guy.
  • Filming in the area included South Carolina’s Chester, Rock Hill and York.
  • A mural depicting the fictional Rome, West Virginia, was created on the side of a building at Congress and Liberty streets in York, near the “Rome Police Department.”

Featured photo: Courtesy of Davidson College

By  Melissa Oyler June 20, 2018

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North Carolina farmers trying to rebound from storms as heat moves in

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. — This heat wave brings challenges for area farmers still recovering from one of the wettest months of May on record.

Mountain farmers may have dodged the downpours but now comes the heat.

Some are dealing with problems like fields overgrown with weeds and not yet planted.

It’s a mixed bag at North River Farms in Henderson County. Water is being pumped to irrigate tomatoes just recently drowned by heavy rain but now showing signs of a little wilt in the scorching sun.

“It’s good currently, but we’re kind of on the end of where the heat is going to help us,” North River Farms assistant manager Will Roske said.

In some cases you replant, in others, you cut your losses.

Some fields are now dry enough to be picked, gathering the fruits and vegetables that weathered the 20 inches of rain that fell there.

A field of celery at North River Farms is finally dry enough to be picked. But it and rows of strawberries that were knocked to the ground by the weight of rain are facing another problem — pests.

“We’ve had more slugs because of all the water and all the moisture, so it’s been not only do we get rotten berries, we also get more animal damage,” Roske said.

And there’s field corn that provides evidence of the threat hot sun can eventually bring.

“It’s good in the initial because it helps dry out the ground and helps the crops kind of recover,” Roske said. “But, if it gets too dry and too kind of hot, you’ll see corn start to roll and it’ll start to damage the crops that way.”

The threat rain came again Monday, coming during a trip to the hay fields, where the harvest is already two to three weeks behind schedule.

“Any sustained rainfall will cause it to mold. Horses can’t eat moldly hay, because it makes them sick,” Roske said.

Because the hay harvest is behind and clients are waiting, that part of the recovery process gets priority.

“I hope it keeps going the way it’s going, maybe a little bit cooler,” Roske said. “But if it stays dry, we’ll be happy and we’ll make it work.”

That strawberry crop may not be the biggest money-maker, but it likely took the biggest hit — a loss of as many as 2,000 buckets at $12 each. That’s about $24,000.

Frank Kracher WLOS TM & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.


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WNC recovers as rain lingers from subtropical storm Alberto; May is wettest month on record

ASHEVILLE – As flooding and rain from the remnants of subtropical storm Alberto continue to batter parts of Western North Carolina, some areas are starting to see cleanup efforts amid continued road closures Thursday.

City crews were deployed overnight to clear mud off streets, but some remained covered by water.

The North Fork Water Reservoir received over 5 inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the dam to capacity and requiring a release of water on Thursday morning, the city stated in a release.

And the rain is not done: A flash flood watch is in effect for most cities in WNC until early Friday morning, the National Weather Service forecasted. Even light rain could cause areas to flood again. Another round of potential downpours is expected to start in the late afternoon and last through the night, according to the weather service.

Governor to visit affected areas

Gov. Roy Cooper announced a state of emergency for WNC on Wednesday.

The declaration allows the state to coordinate storm response and prepare for any additional impacts. Cooper also will issue a transportation waiver to expedite the movement of utility vehicles and others engaged in relief efforts.

“Our emergency response and transportation crews have been working through the night to keep North Carolinians safe as conditions deteriorate,” Cooper said. “But this storm isn’t yet over. I’m urging people to keep a close eye on forecasts and flood watches, and asking drivers to use caution especially when traveling in our western counties.”

Cooper on Thursday will be visiting parts of counties most affected by the storms, including Polk, Rutherford and McDowell.

Road closures

Areas in West Asheville still have significant flooding from the French Broad River, the city reported Thursday morning, but the water is starting to recede.

Portions of Lyman and Riverside Drive remained closed due to the river flooding, the city of Asheville reported. Glendale Bridge and Azalea Road also remained closed.

Swannanoa River Road was expected to reopen this morning, according to N.C. Department of Transportation.

In McDowell County, U.S. 221 and N.C. 226 reopened after mudslides and flash floods closed the primary roads for two days. In Old Fort, 10 road closures were affecting commuters.

Black Mountain water contamination advisory

The entire town of Black Mountain has been put under a boil water advisory until further notice because of a water main break caused by storming, reported the Black Mountain Utility District on Thursday morning.

This is the second break in 24 hours, and efforts to fix the breaks have been slow due to continued rain, the district stated in a Facebook post.

Town officials have advised residents to bring all water to a boil for at least three minutes before consuming. Residents may also face water pressure issues, as well as power outages.

“When water systems experience low pressure or lose pressure, there is an increased risk of contamination,” Black Mountain officials said. “This does not mean that the water is contaminated, but that the possibility exists.”

Parks and shelters

Parks along the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers in Asheville remained closed.

The water has receded in many places, especially along the Swannanoa, and damage assessments are underway, primarily in the Azalea Park area. Flooding still exists along Amboy Road, affecting Carrier Park, Amboy Road River Park and French Broad River Park, city officials said.

An additional list of closed county parks was released by Buncombe County Recreation Services. The parks are being evaluated for safety due to high water levels.

The following parks will be closed as staff assesses the ongoing situation:

Hominy Valley Park, Alexander River Park, Bent Creek River Park, Corcoran River Park, Glen Bridge River Park, Hominy Creek River Park, Ledges Whitewater River Park, Walnut Island River Park and Karpen Soccer Fields.

The Buncombe County Sports Park in Enka, Collier Cove Nature Preserve in Arden and Lake Julian Park in Arden are open, and Charles D. Owen Park in Swannanoa will open on Friday, according to a release by recreation services.

At least 40 people stayed in shelters Wednesday night, the American Red Cross said, and two shelters will remain open until every resident has a permanent, safe place to sleep.

The open shelters are located in Swannanoa, Old Fort and Polk County, areas hit hardest by the flooding and mudslides.

Business owners in Biltmore Village share concerns after the area was completely flooded by heavy rains. Matt Burkhartt, Asheville Citizen-Times

Record rainfall

Asheville set a record for rainfall in May. The city has seen close to a foot of water in May, smashing the previous record set in 2009, said Sandy LaCorte from the weather service.

Alberto flooding: Asheville, West North Carolina faces more rain from lingering storm

Watch: Flooded Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock

Photos: Asheville floodwaters sent Biltmore area scrambling

LaCorte emphasized residents and drivers should watch out for the potential of falling trees today.

This story will be updated.

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Expect heavy rain, hail, winds during the afternoon commute. Will Memorial Day be ruined too?

Updated May 23, 2018 03:39 PM

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Rain chances stick around for the weekend

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) –Shower and storm chances will continue into this weekend but it won’t be a total washout.

A flash flood watch remains in effect until Midnight for parts of the northern Upstate mountains into the high mountains of western NC. These areas have seen some of the highest rain totals over the last two days, and accordingly, the flash flood potential is highest there.

A Flood Warning is in place until 2:15PM for Buncombe, Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford counties. A flood warning is in effect for McDowell County until 4:15 PM.

Today brings another repeat of the forecast – around a 50% chance of a shower or storm at just about any time of the day, though the afternoon will see the greatest coverage of scattered storms. Expect highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.

Sunday might bring slightly lower rain chances to the region as highs inch toward the mid 80s for some.

Unsettled weather sticks around into next week – each day will have a chance of scattered showers and storms with highs in the upper 70s to low/mid 80s.

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Rain possible rest of the week

Rain possible rest of the week

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Showers and storms likely through the weekend, at any point.

Folks heading to Raleigh or staying here in Charlotte for the teacher rallies need to take their rain gear. At some point you could encounter a few showers and a few storms.

NASCAR fans will need to wait to see if storms threaten the track for the All Star Race. Keep checking in the day of the race, to see how things are unfolding.

“When Thunder Roars”…. “GO INDOORS!”…

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