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Torrential Rain and Dangerous Thunderstorms to Impact the Southeast This Week

7 months ago

A series of powerful storms is forecast to unleash torrential downpours, flooding, and severe thunderstorms with the risk of tornadoes across a large swath of the Southeastern U.S. over the next several days.

Meteorologists are closely monitoring the evolution of these storms, which could significantly impact the region through the weekend and into early next week.

The same sprawling storm system that is predicted to blanket parts of the Ohio Valley and Northeast in snow will simultaneously produce heavy rain and thunderstorms from the Gulf Coast across the Deep South.

The excessive rainfall will be welcomed in areas suffering from ongoing extreme to exceptional drought, especially in parts of the lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys.

However, the rain could also trigger flash flooding, river flooding, and poorer drainage flooding in both urban and rural areas.


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