Tropical Storm Zeta Bringing Strong Winds, Rain to Carolinas

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, WCNC's First Warn Forecaster Larry Sprinkle said the I-85 corridor from Spartanburg, South Carolina to Greensboro, North Carolina will likely experience the strongest winds, with sustained winds up to 40 mph possible. Charlotte could see sustained winds up to 35 mph and gusts approaching 50 mph. 

The North Carolina mountains have the highest risk of flooding, with 4-6 inches of rain expected and some areas could see even higher totals. In Charlotte, the First Warn Storm Team expects up to 2 inches of rain. 

Power outages and downed trees across the region are possible.

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