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Massive Storm Spins East With More Floods and Tornadoes

April 30, 2014; 7:54 AM ET

Wednesday 8:20 a.m.

Today's video starts with satellite and radar views from earlier this morning and proceeds to the forecast that runs through the coming weekend.

Thunderstorms were plentiful yesterday. Fortunately, more of the storm's energy went into producing heavy rain instead of numerous tornadoes. Unfortunately, flooding was severe, and the Pensacola area of Florida was inundated by well over a foot of rain... enough water to produce more than 10 feet of snow. More rain, some capable of causing flooding, will hit the area from the Carolinas to New England between now and tomorrow. This map shows the ECMWF rainfall forecast for the period from last night until the end of the week.

There was a lot of lightning yesterday, as shown by this map for the period from 4 a.m. ET yesterday until just before 4 a.m. ET today.

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