Flooding Concerns from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast
Heavy rain brought flooding problems this weekend from along the Gulf of Mexico up into the Tennessee Valley. In portions of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas more than 3″ of rain has fallen in the last 24 hours, with a few areas seeing almost 6″.
Heavy rain was also reported from the Southeast to the Ohio Valley. Thunderstorms produced 3″ to 6″ of rain in parts of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
Additional flooding problems are possible through tonight with thunderstorms that create heavy rain. Another 3″ to 6″ may fall from the Gulf of Mexico and the Deep South into the Tennessee Valley.
A Flash Flood Watch continues in Southwest Louisiana westward to Beaumont, Texas. A low pressure center moving east along a stalled front will pull up high humidity from the Gulf of Mexico. This will produce several waves of thunderstorms that may create additional flooding.
Flash Flood Watches are also in effect from Arkansas through Tennessee into Kentucky and Georgia. A cold front pushing slowly to the south will be the focus for thunderstorm development into tonight.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels