Heavy Rain, Flooding Expected in the Southeast

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The remnants of Ida are pushing through the southeast U.S. and heavy rain is accompanying the storm.  As much as 4 inches of rain could fall in parts of Alabama and Georgia by tomorrow morning.  This storm will move northeastward to the Carolina coast and strengthen.  Forecast models are predicting over 5 inches of rain for some parts of the coast, especially near Wilmington, NC.

After Wednesday, the storm will move northward and slowly away from the East Coast.  Portions of the mid-Atlantic will see rain Thursday through Saturday, but precipitation totals shouldn’t be nearly as high as predicted today and tomorrow.

Flood watches and warnings are in effect for north Georgia, western North and South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, and extreme northeastern Alabama.  Wind advisories are in effect for much of the area as well with gusts as high as 35 mph expected during the day.

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