A thunderstorm with winds as high as 50 to 60 miles per hour blew through Davidson around 6 p.m. Friday, sending tree limbs crashing to the ground. Minor damage was reported around town, including the downtown area, where winds blew down permanent tents at the Davidson Farmer’s Market.
The storm sent a large tree limb onto the front porch and roof of a house on South Street. A Crescent Drive resident also reported a large sweet gum limb down in his front yard.
Tree limbs also fell on the Davidson College campus, off Main Street.
Read about damage in Cornelius, including a big old oak on Washam Potts Road, on CorneliusNews.net.
The thunderstorm arrived quickly just before 6, bringing high winds and sheets of rain. The temperature from a high around 99 degrees to the low 70s in about 10 minutes as the storm began.
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