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Potent Storm System Brings Flooding Threat to the East

30 Apr 2020, 8:50 pm

A strong cold front sweeping across the eastern third of the country is expected to bring heavy rain to portions of the Northeast through midday Friday. This could lead to flooding or flash flooding in some of these areas which may receive more than an inch of rain quickly.

Flood watches have been issued from the Appalachians of Pennsylvania up to the Susquehanna River in Southern New York. The heaviest rain is expected to fall across New England with the heaviest totals likely in Maine.

The bulk of the rain should move east by Friday morning, impacting Boston and the rest of the I-95 corridor to the north through Maine, though some scattered showers could linger into the afternoon behind the main line.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.

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