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Flooding Concerns in the Mid Atlantic and Ozarks

11 May 2017, 10:00 am

A stalled front is bringing concerns for flooding near the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas to the Blue Ridge Mountains in West Virginia. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued in Northeast Arkansas and parts of Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

 

Rainfall totals may climb to 3″ with thunderstorms today. More storms are possible Friday and this weekend. Additional watches and warnings may be necessary.

Rivers are high and soils are saturated from Missouri and Arkansas into the Middle Atlantic. Some areas have seen more than 200% of average rainfall in the last month.

The front will only move slightly today as a low pressure center pushes into the region from the West. Showers and thunderstorms will fire from the afternoon into the overnight.

The rain is not expected to be continuous, but scattered storms will affect the region Friday and again this weekend. Any storms that produce heavy rain could produce additional flooding.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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