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Isolated Flooding and Severe Storms This Weekend in the South

12 Jun 2021, 12:40 pm

An active weather pattern across the South has been producing heavy rain and the risk for flooding over the last several days. Rain totals have been incredibly high since Tuesday, but finally some clearing is expected for hard-hit areas in Mississippi and Arkansas.

Saturday

However, isolated pockets of heavy rain is still possible today and a few spots may pick up another quick inch of rain. More of the heavy rain threat is shifting to the Carolina coast as low pressure stalls just offshore and creates rounds of heavy rain.

Isolated strong to severe storms are also possible across much of the Mid-South and Deep South today though, which presents additional flooding concerns. Gusty winds are the primary concern, but an isolated spin-up tornado cannot be ruled out.

Sunday

Isolated flooding from occasional heavy downpours is possible again Sunday along the Georgia coast and throughout northeast Florida.

Rainfall Forecast

Expect multiple rounds of scattered thunderstorms through the next several days. The afternoon hours will likely be the busiest as energy builds with daytime heat. The heaviest rain won’t be widespread, but areas of heavy rain that fall could cause localized flooding due to saturdated and overwhelmed soils.

Forecast

Rain and thunderstorms will be most numerous in the late afternoon and early evening.

Overnight, activity will diminish as low pressure moves offshore. A few lingering showers are possible along the trailing front in south Georgia and Alabama.

Heavy rain and thunderstorm activity will ramp up again Sunday through the mid morning and afternoon in Florida, ahead of the front. Storms in Florida could be gusty at times. Isolated heavy showers may linger near the Carolina coast as well, with additional showers possible in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Rounds of rain and storms will still be possible well into the evening. They will be isolated, but could have gusty winds as well.

Once again activity will diminish into Monday morning with the exception of a few showers right along the front in western Florida.

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Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.