CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Areas of the NC mountains have already seen an inch of rain that is part of a system bringing more heavy rain -- and that has created flash flood watches for the region.
And now the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for parts of North and South Carolina until 10 p.m. on Tuesday night.
In the WBTV viewing area, the watch includes Burke Co., Cabarrus Co., Caldwell Co., Catawba Co., Cleveland Co., Gaston Co., Iredell Co., Lincoln Co., Mecklenburg Co., Rowan Co., and Union Co. in North Carolina.
In South Carolina, the watch includes Chester and Lancaster Counties.
The foothills and mountains in the WBTV viewing area are under the watch as 2 more inches of rain are possible throughout Tuesday and overnight. Heavy rain is expected in other areas, including the Piedmont, where at least an inch of rain is expected.