May 28, 2009

Storms Set to Soak the Southeast

Showers and storms will remain in the Southeast today as a potent storm system heads into the Northeast. This system has already sparked stormy weather and flooding problems in the region the past week.

However, an end to the soggy weather is in sight for most. Dry air will flow into the region behind the system's cold front, and sunshine will return in time for the weekend.

But first, showers and thunderstorms will drench the Southeast and mid-Atlantic today into Friday. These areas will dry out from west to east as the cold front progresses toward the coast.

Heavy thunderstorms are likely from Virginia through eastern Florida this afternoon. A few of the storms could even bring another inch or two of rain, causing flash flooding problems.

The flood threat will be greatest in low-lying and poor drainage areas, as well as in areas where heavy rain has recently fallen.

This means that the eastern portion of the Florida Peninsula is once again at risk for flooding headaches. Over 2 feet of rain inundated parts of the Florida Peninsula last week.

The storms could also produce damaging winds and large hail. Thunderstorms downed trees and power lines Wednesday afternoon and evening across the lower to mid-Mississippi Valley and parts of Alabama.

By Friday, showers and thunderstorms will engulf many of the states along the East Coast, but the end is in sight. The sun will shine over much of the region this weekend.

By Katie Storbeck -

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