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Heavy Rain, Flooding Extends Into Midwest

While the deadly and devastating floods in Louisiana continue to be the top weather story nationwide, moisture from the same system is producing torrential rainfall and flooding in other parts of the country as well.

Some parts of Indiana and Missouri have received double-digit rainfall totals, leading to substantial flooding in some parts of both states, particularly in the Missouri bootheel, where Field Correspondent Robin Lorenson reported homes were flooding in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday morning. Rain totals in parts of Missouri were approaching a foot and a half in some spots.

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Parts of Texas, including San Antonio and Austin, saw Flash Flood Warnings with slow-moving tropical downpours, leading to some water crossings in Austin being closed off on both Monday and Tuesday after around four inches of rainfall since Saturday night.

The forecast, however, generally bodes better for many of these hard-hit locations, with gradual improvement thanks to the same system slowly dissipating this week behind a cold front, which should bring drier and cooler air into much of the central U.S.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the flooding nationwide.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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