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Flooding today for the Mid-Atlantic

7 Aug 2021, 3:25 pm

A slow moving trough and stationary front have led to multiple waves of heavy rain and thunderstorms over the Eastern Gulf of Mexico for much of this week, especially along the Gulf Coast of Florida and the Atlantic Coast in the Carolinas. Intermittent heavy rain is expected to continue through Saturday as the low finally lifts north and offshore by early Sunday.

Flood Outlooks

Flood alerts are in place for Virginia and North Carolina as 1-2″ of rain is expected Saturday into early Sunday.


The heaviest rain is expected to impact the eastern portions of the Carolinas and Southern Virginia. The heavy rain will bring the flooding concern to the I-64 corridor.

Severe Potential

Enough shear will be present in the Carolinas on Saturday for marginally severe storms to become possible. Damaging wind gusts would be the main threat with the strongest storms. Due to some spin also present in this area, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.




Rain is wrapping up for most but additional accumulations of 1-2″ can be expected through Saturday night. Don’t drive through flooded roadways!

For the latest on the forecast, tune into the Eastern Regional Forecast at 10 past every hour, or access the regional forecasts anytime through the WeatherNation app.

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Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!