Late Saturday night several storm reports noted the heavy rainfall, flooded roadways, and even water rescues across the Eastern United States.
Here is one report of a water rescue from Wise County, Virginia around 10 o’clock local time Saturday night:
“WATER RESCUE IN POWELL VALLEY SECTION OF WISE COUNTY. SUBJECT ATTEMPTED TO DRIVE THROUGH A FLOODED ROADWAY AND
THE WATER PUSHED THE VEHICLE INTO THE RIVER. NO INJURIES.”
Another storm report from Mississippi (about four miles east of Starkville) read the following…
“NUMEROUS REPORTS OF STREET FLOODING AT THE HIGHLANDS WITH SOME HOMES BEING THREATENED BY FLOODWATERS.
THE WATER HAS SUBSIDED IN THE PAST HALF HOUR. “
As heavy #rain continues to fall in the southeast, the threat for #flooding increases. We've already seen flooding start to take place in parts of #Virginia Saturday evening. #VAwx pic.twitter.com/wbLSt8T2mu
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) February 11, 2018
Flood alerts continue into Sunday in anticipation for the high water and heavy rainfall.
Already, rain gauges have picked up between 1 and 2 inches in many spots.
In fact Nashville, Tennessee broke a daily rainfall record with at least 2.64″ of rain as of 9 p.m. central Saturday.
More heavy rain is on the way for this area. We have written more extensively about it in previous stories. Check out Josh Cozart’s Coast-to-Coast Storm Forecast and Matt Monroe’s Severe Weather Threat for the Southeast.
Remember, it does not take a lot of water to sweep a person off their feet, or even sweep a car down the road. Avoid high water and don’t drive through flooded roads.
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier