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Southeast Storms Bring Mid-Atlantic Flooding Concern

The severe weather risk for the Southeast continues tonight. Isolated severe storms with gusty straight line winds and brief, weak spin-up tornadoes are possible across southeast Georgia and into South Carolina. This is from the same system that produced isolated severe storms yesterday, including several tornadoes in middle Georgia.

While gusty downdraft winds in excess of 60 mph are the biggest threat, a brief, weak spin-up tornado can’t be ruled out. This is especially possible with bowing line segments or any thunderstorms that are able to form ahead of the main line.

Flash flooding from heavy rain is also a concern region-wide. Rounds of rain could produce in excess of 3-4″ in some spots. Flood alerts are in place for southwest Georgia and Florida and the midlands of South Carolina.


While the severe weather threat decreases overnight, heavy rain is still likely across North Carolina and Virginia. By mid-morning Sunday the rain should be offshore as the low pressure center moves into the Atlantic Ocean.

Forecast Rain

Rain reports have already come in from Florida up to 6″ so far. Rain totals could be in excess of 3-4″ in some spots and localized flooding could be a concern.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest updates on this developing system and make sure to have multiple ways to get warnings.

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Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!