The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Atlanta faces flood risk as severe storms threaten South

Start your day with the latest weather news – Severe weather is expected to continue across the southern U.S. on Friday, with an additional threat of flooding for some major cities.

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South faces risk of severe weather, flooding

Powerful storms continue to rumble across the southern U.S. on Friday, with an additional threat of flooding in some of the region’s major cities. Severe weather is likely in a large swath that stretches from Texas and Oklahoma east into southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. 

The severe weather outlook for Friday.
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The flood threat covers much of the same region, but there are serious concerns about the potential for flash flooding in an area that covers near Birmingham and Montgomery in Alabama and just south of Atlanta in Georgia.

The excessive rainfall outlook for Friday.
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Weekend St. Patrick’s Day plans could be dampened in Northeast

St. Patrick’s Day is more than a week away, but that’s not stopping some places from getting a jump on the festivities. Several of those events are scheduled to happen in the Northeast this weekend as the region is expecting very wet and even wintry weather. Rain is expected in places such as Philadelphia, New York City and Boston. Snow will likely fall across upstate New York, northern New England and Maine.

The forecast for the Northeast this weekend.
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Golf joins ‘deadly dozen’ list for lightning deaths

According to the National Lightning Safety Council, golf has overtaken soccer on the list of the 12 deadliest activities when it comes to lightning. Fishing tops the list, dubbed the "deadly dozen" by the council.

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