Improvement has been slight in the middle of the country as water levels remain high with roads closed and bridges washed out. Unfortunately, more rain is in the forecast through today, but a drying trend is likely to follow into this weekend. Flash Flood Watches and Warnings have been extended throughout the region.
Rainfall amounts were not as heavy over the last 24 hours, but some flood prone areas still received 1″ to 2″. A slow moving low pressure center will keep rain in the forecast today, but it will not be as widespread. The system will move out of the area Friday with sunny and dry conditions ahead for the weekend.
The heaviest areas of rain on Wednesday fell along the Gulf Coast states, especially in Louisiana. 5″ to 8″ of rain fell west of New Orleans to near Lake Charles, producing flooding.
Heavy rain shifts into Georgia and the Florida Panhandle ahead of a cold front. Showers and thunderstorms will spread from the Tennessee Valley and Mid Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels