South Carolina

Storms bring flooded roads, damaging winds, tornado watches to York County, Charlotte

Powerful storms continued across the Charlotte region on Sunday, bringing severe thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes to the region.

On Sunday, the National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for northwestern Davie and northeastern Iredell counties in North Carolina. That warning ended at 11:45 a.m.

A tornado watch was issued at 12:55 p.m. Sunday for upstate South Carolina, including York County and Union County, S.C., according to the National Weather Service. The watch was canceled around 5 p.m. A wind advisory remains in effect through late Sunday.

Tornado warnings were issued Sunday for multiple counties in the Carolinas, York County emergency management officials tweeted.

The warnings came as intense storms flooded roads in York County, S.C., and delivered 70 mph winds and ping pong ball-size hail to Morganton, N.C., on Saturday.

“We cannot stress this enough,” the York County Sheriff’s Office warned Saturday afternoon in one of eight tweets that included pictures of flooded roads. “DO NOT TRY TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED OUT ROADS!!!!!

Monday calls for sunny skies and a high in the 60s in the Rock Hill and Charlotte regions.

Photos circulating Saturday included one of a car trapped in flood waters on Mobley Store Road, between Burkin Road and Booney Road in York, and another of a washed-out Bookout Road in Rock Hill.

At 5 p.m. Saturday, Gunsmoke Road, Stallcup Road, South Fork Road and part of Wilson Chapel Road remained closed due to flooding, York County emergency management officials tweeted. As of Sunday evening, emergency management had not yet announced that the roads were opened.