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Heavy Rain, Flooding Continues Across East Coast

Rainfall totals approached nine inches in parts of Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland from a slow-moving area of low pressure, and the rain is expected to continue into Friday and Saturday, enhancing flood concerns in many of these locations.

Water rescues and road closures were reported in several parts of the region due to the heavy rainfall, brought on by the slow-moving upper area of low pressure combining with a stalled front to wring out the high rainfall totals.

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Rain totals were particularly impressive across parts of Virginia, exceeding eight inches near Richmond and in far northwestern parts of the state.
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The rainfall slowly decreases later Friday into Saturday, but any additional rainfall, up to six inches in some localized areas, will lead to additional flood concerns over the coming days. However, the low is expected to gradually move north, giving Philadelphia, New York City and Boston needed rainfall, and pushing the worst of the rainfall away from the hard-hit Mid-Atlantic.

Also, WeatherNation is keeping a close eye on Hurricane Matthew, which may potentially bring added rainfall to the East Coast mid-to-late next week, although that is a continuing forecast that may change.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on all of this.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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