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Flooding & Isolated Severe Storms Possible Along the East Coast

25 Aug 2021, 8:55 am

Severe storms and heavy rain could cause a few issues in the days ahead across the Southeastern United States. An upper-level low drifting toward Florida will help to spur some tropical downpours at times through the end of the week, while high instability could lead to a few gusty storms with heavy rain in the Southern Appalachians (Blue Ridge Corridor) on Wednesday.

Northern Florida saw heavy showers on Tuesday, with accumulations over 3 inches in some areas between Jacksonville and Orlando. These locations will be more susceptible to flooding in the days ahead.

The Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has issued an excessive rainfall outlook from the Gulf Coast into South Carolina on Wednesday. These areas will have potential to see isolated flooding issues.

Expect storms in the Appalachians to form in the early afternoon and move southeast with the weak trough axis through the mid-afternoon hours. Storms in Florida and along the Gulf Coast will also be most likely through the mid-to-late afternoon.

As the upper-low drifts to the west across Florida and along the Gulf Coast in the days ahead, robust showers and storms will be possible which could lead to additional flooding issues.

Rainfall totals will most range between 0.5-1.5 inches, however, isolated locations could receive over 3-4 inches.

For the latest forecast, tune into the Eastern Regional at 10 past each hour.

About the author

Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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