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Soaking Rains for the East

22 Oct 2017, 3:14 pm

A slow-moving cold front will continue to press east the next couple of days, bringing rounds of heavy rainfall to the eastern United States. Areas of the Midwest, Northeast, and South can expect the chance for rain and thunderstorms to kick off the new work week.

The threat for flooding is a concern, especially in the state of Michigan into Tuesday. Cities such as Grand Rapids and Lansing can expect 1 to 3 inches of rain, with localized totals of perhaps 4 or 5 inches.

The Ohio Valley, eastern Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast will likely measure rainfall in inches. The heaviest totals will be found in New England between late Monday and late Wednesday.  The Southeast and southern Appalachian Mountains can expect heavy rain as well. Totals may approach 5 to 6 inches in the Great Smoky Mountains region.

There is a severe component with this cold front, as evidenced by tornadoes in the Southern Plains on Saturday and near the Gulf Coast on Sunday. Even though the risk is on the lower end of the spectrum, stay weather aware. The Southeast will have a severe risk Monday, while the Northeast has the threat Tuesday.

As always, keep it tuned to WeatherNation for the latest updates on your forecast.

Meteorologist Joe Astolfi

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