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Heavy Rain and Flooding Continues in the Middle Atlantic

24 Apr 2017, 2:26 pm

A slow moving low pressure center brought heavy rain to the Middle Atlantic states on Sunday with more rain still possible tonight. There were reports of up to 7″ of rain in parts of South Carolina, with several totals above 4″. Flooding was observed in streets and around some structures.

Record daily rain amounts fell in in Tennessee in Knoxville and at the Tri-Cities airport, along with Danville, Virginia. More records are likely to fall today.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect tonight for most of North Carolina and South Carolina, along with Central Virginia. Another 3″ to 6″ of rain may fall in North Carolina, with 1″ to 3″ in Virginia and South Carolina.

A rich feed of moisture will push in from the Atlantic Ocean ahead of the low pressure center near the warm front. Heavy rain is expected to fall this evening as showers and thunderstorms continue to develop. Additional flooding is possible.

The low will start to weaken tonight with less rain falling with the system tomorrow. Since the soil is already over-saturated in many areas and drains overflowing, even lighter rainfall amounts could create more flooding.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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