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The Rain Keeps Coming: A Soggy Summer for the Central Plains

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Since meteorological summer began, the Central U.S. has been dumped on with torrential rain, making the ground over-saturated with moisture. Now, just small amounts of rain can lead to major flooding – an issue that is not new for this area over the last couple months. Over the last 48 hours we’ve been dealing with heavy rain and strong thunderstorms from Kansas to Kentucky as a low pressure center plows east. The impacts from this most recent flooding and record breaking rain left many underwater, structures damaged and thousands without power. According to the National Weather Service in Memphis, TN the city still had 26,000 people without power and rain continues to push across Tennessee.

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A flash flood watch is still in effect for counties in Indiana and Kentucky. One to three more inches of rain will dump throughout the day with higher amounts locally. The severe storms with this system look to stay farther to the south with damaging winds being the major threat.

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As I mentioned, there have been ample amounts of rain since the start of meteorological summer, June 1st. So how much rain have we accumulated? Here is a look at the surplus we are dealing with:

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Here is a look at the flooding the last few days:
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For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Tracey Anthony

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