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Heavy Rain Continues in the East

3 Aug 2018, 9:19 am

Flash Flood Watches continue from New England to the Southeast as the threat for heavy rain continues today (Friday). A few areas could see more than 5″ of rain into this weekend, which may lead to flooding.

A strong area of high pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean continues to funnel a rich feed of moisture into the atmosphere from the Gulf of Mexico. The high humidity streams northward along a stalled front, producing rounds of heavy rain. Later this weekend, the high will begin to shift, diminishing the flooding threat.

The front barely moves throughout the day, as a low pressure center shifts from the Mid Atlantic to the Northeast. This will be the focus for a more organized area of storms with the potential for flooding rains. Storms are still possible anywhere along the front and with over saturated soils, flooding is a concern.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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