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Storm Brings Heavy Rain, But No Major Damage To NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/CBS CHARLOTTE) – Six deaths and several injuries have been attributed to a severe storm system in the Midwest. The storm made its way to the East Coast this morning, bringing a lot of rain to North Carolina.

Forecasters say there is still a chance of strong storms and even tornadoes Wednesday afternoon east of Interstate 95.

Locally, Charlotte had over an inch of rain, and hundreds of power outages have been reported in Matthews. There were also reports of several trees down in the Piedmont.

Transportation officials reported the heavy rain hadn’t caused major problems on the state’s roads.

A tornado watch has been issued for most of the state east of I-95 until 5 p.m.

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