September 21, 2009

The Southeast Gets Soaked Again

Showers and thunderstorms will develop again on Monday across the Southeast.

A storm system lifting into the Great Lakes and a ridge of high pressure off the East Coast have created a plume of moisture which is streaking northward from the Gulf of Mexico.

Showers and thunderstorms will be hit or miss, but some areas which do get rainfall can expect over an inch of rain.

This rainfall is a continuation of the drenching showers and thunderstorms which caused flooding over the weekend.

Localized amounts as high as 3 to 5 inches dotted the Southeast, prompting flood watches and warnings across Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

With very little time in between rounds of showers and thunderstorms, water levels have not had enough time to recede.

Numerous showers and thunderstorms on Monday will cause flooding to be just as bad, if not worse than what took place over the weekend.

Story by Meteorologist Eric Wanenchak

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