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Last of Ida’s Rain Moving Away From The Northeast

2 Sep 2021, 4:00 am

Life-threatening flash flooding and severe weather from the remnants of Ida inundate the northeast Wednesday. The last rain bands from Ida are moving through the Northeast coast today and will soon be into maritime Canada. However, flooding will still be possible in a few spots for the next several hours mainly for coastal Maine.

Flood Alerts

Flash flood alerts are in place for northeast Maine as the remnants of Ida continue moving that direction.

Flood Outlooks

The Excessive Rain outlook for this area is Marginal today, the lowest category. That doesn’t mean that flooding won’t happen, rather that it will  be much more isolated in reports.

For perspective, this area has seen well above average rainfall in the last month. Anything shaded in green or blue is 2-3 times the normal amount of precipitation for the period. The WPC outlook takes forecasted rainfall into account, but it also takes past rainfall and saturation into account. Many area waterways are already running high and susceptible to additional flooding. Over the last month Fred and Henri also brought very heavy rain

Forecast Rainfall

Heavy rain totals will be limited today but additional totals of 2-4″ of rain in coastal Maine will be possible.

Forecast Timing

The remnants of Ida are moving quickly away from the United States but contain heavy rain.

By the early afternoon most of the rain will be in Canada, but a few wrap around showers in western Maine could persist into the evening.

Stay with WeatherNation for all the details on the aftermath of Ida from Louisiana to the Northeast.

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Kara has always been passionate about weather and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a meteorologist. Living in different regions of the country and experiencing weather events ranging from ice storms to tornadoes drove her to pursue a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Throughout college, storm chasing became a regular event for Kara, where she saw fir... Load Morest-hand the power of the atmosphere. Kara graduated cum laude from OU and decided to further her meteorology education with a Master's degree from Mississippi State University. The deadly April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak struck while Kara was studying at MSU; her first “Dixie Alley” tornado event and an up close glimpse into the destruction of the storms she so closely studied. Her broadcast career began in Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi, where she earned her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal from the American Meteorological Society. Kara's career has included coverage of all types of severe weather including tornado events, flooding and tropical systems across multiple southern states. Recently she helped cover the 2020 Easter Sunday deadly tornado outbreak in southeast Mississippi. In her free time, you can find Kara outdoors exploring new areas with her mini poodle,Truffles. Kara is also an avid runner and frequently races in 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathons.

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