Storms bring rain, no tornados

December 1, 2010 4:27:28 AM PST
A line of thunderstorms associated with a strong cold front moved throught the ABC11 viewing area Wednesday morning, but tornado watches expired without significant damage.

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ABC11 news crews placed around the Triangle reported scattered heavy downpours and wind.

There are some power outages and a few trees down.

Now, the big chill will set in. Lingering showers will end quickly later this morning. Skies may partially clear, but temperatures will fall into the low and mid 50s by afternoon. The low tonight will drop into the upper 20s.

Dry and chilly weather is expected for the rest of the work week.

The weather was more serious in western North Carolina. The storm dumped more than 6 inches of rain, causing flooding that closed some roads and knocking out electric service to more than 10,000 people.

No serious injuries had been reported early Wednesday.

The National Weather Service reported flooding concerns continued in Henderson and Transylvania counties. Transylvania County reported a number of roads under water.

Lake Toxaway reported nearly 7 inches of rain by late Tuesday.

Duke Energy reports nearly 9,000 customers without electric service Wednesday morning. The biggest problems were around Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Burlington.

Progress Energy reported more than 1,000 customers without service, mostly in the Raleigh area.

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