March 25, 2009

Soggy Southeast Forecasted

Scattered showers and thunderstorms stretch this morning from the eastern Great Lakes through the Ohio Valley, Tennessee Valley and into the lower Mississippi Valley. The heaviest rainfall (in excess of 3.00 inches) is expected today and tonight along a stationary front across parts of eastern Mississippi into northern Alabama. Severe thunderstorms will also be a possibility -- the Storm Prediction Center has defined a slight risk area for much of Texas, Louisiana, southern Arkansas, much of Mississippi, much of Alabama and far western sections of the Florida Panhandle. Severe thunderstorms will remain in the forecast for this general region through Friday.

A stationary front will stretch from the Carolinas through the lower Mississippi Valley over the next few days. Heavy rainfall is expected across most of the South, with at least 4 inches of rainfall through Friday expected across southeastern Louisiana, eastern Mississippi, most of Alabama, western Georgia and the western part of the Florida Panhandle. Parts of the central Gulf Coast could see more than 7 inches of rainfall through the period.

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