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Heavy Rain and Flooding Concerns into the Weekend

12 May 2017, 4:28 pm

A persistent storm system will produce more showers and thunderstorms from the Ohio and Tennessee Valley into the Mid Atlantic. Flood Watches continue through parts of West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and North Carolina. Portions of the region have seen more that 200% of normal precipitation over the last month.

A stalled front over the region will be the main focus for showers and thunderstorms tonight into early Saturday. A slow moving low pressure center will move through the Southeast, pulling in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. As the humidity lifts along and over the front, pockets of heavy rain are possible with totals of 1″ to 2″.

Warm temperatures are producing a rapid snow melt in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. With high temperatures in the 50s and 60s this weekend, river levels will remain high with additional melting.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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