Memphis area likely to see flash flooding Wednesday as storm soaks Southeast this week
Severe weather, including tornadoes, was reported in the Carolinas and Texas on Monday and Monday night
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue across the southeastern U.S. this week, raising concerns about flash flooding across the region.
This comes as severe weather, including tornadoes, was reported in the Carolinas and Texas on Monday. Trees were uprooted, and buildings were damaged or destroyed during the storms.
However, the good news is that the severe weather risk is lower compared to what it was on Monday.
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For Wednesday, the same areas expected to see heavy rain and thunderstorms on Tuesday will likely see the same conditions on Wednesday.
Bands of heavy rain should develop during the day across the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys, with some of those extending into parts of the Southeast.
Temperature-wise, most places will be in the 80s from Memphis and Jackson into Tallahassee, Florida and Atlanta.
Roanoke, Virginia, will be a bit cooler at 67 degrees with cloudy conditions.
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Several areas of the country will be under the threat of flash flooding on Wednesday, but the highest risk will be found from the Houston area and southwestern Texas and along the Gulf Coast to the Mississippi-Alabama border.
The threat also extends to the north into the Tennessee Valley, including the Memphis area. The region is now under a moderate risk of flash flooding from any of the heavier rain and thunderstorm activity that sets up.
As we take a closer look at the Memphis area, it's clear that several inches of rain could fall, eventually leading to a life-threatening situation.
Huges, Arkansas and Hernando, Mississippi, which are located to the east and south of Memphis, could pick up 2 to 3 inches of rain on Wednesday.
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To the north of the city in Trumann, Arkansas and Covington, Tennessee, an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected.
As we take a wider look, several areas could pick up 5 inches of rain or more through the end of the week.
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The highest rain totals are likely to be seen in eastern Louisiana and into the Mississippi and Tennessee valleys, as well as areas to the east in Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas.
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