Storms knock out power northwest of Charlotte

Nearly 4,000 Duke Energy customers are without power near Mountain Island Lake Sunday afternoon, following rain and storms around Charlotte.

One outage is affecting about 2,000 customers northwest of Mount Holly, and more than 1,500 additional customers are without power on the other side of the Catawba River, Duke Energy’s outage map shows.

Duke Energy has confirmed that the cause of the smaller outage is fallen trees or tree limbs.

Rainy weather around Charlotte may continue through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Cabarrus and Rowan counties were under a flood advisory from the National Weather Service Sunday evening. Union County residents were warned to look out for very heavy rain and avoid flooded roads.

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