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    Weekend Flood Threat Centers on Carolinas

    By By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
    October 20, 2014, 6:35:14 AM EDT

    Persistent rain with the slow-moving system moving from the Tennessee Valley to the Carolinas this weekend will threaten flooding in places across the South.

    The low pressure that has been slowly crawling across the center of the country will continue to fuel showers and thunderstorms across the South through Sunday.

    With humid conditions seeping up from the Gulf of Mexico and this system stalling out across the area, rainfall with the constant thunderstorms is expected to reach as high as 4 inches into Monday morning. Isolated higher amounts cannot be ruled out.


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    That amount of rain can cause localized flash flooding issues. Even if flooding does not materialize, downpours will dramatically reduce visibility and heighten the risk of vehicles hydroplaning at highway speeds.

    The areas most likely to have the most rain through the weekend are the Carolinas and southwestern Virginia. This includes Charlotte, North Carolina; Greenville, Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina; and Augusta, Georgia.

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    Columbia set a new daily rainfall record on Saturday, beating the previous record of 2.49 inches from 1964.

    Substantial rainfall, totaling as much as 2 inches, is also expected into eastern parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia.


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    Throughout the early part of the new week, the low pressure will continue to move eastward, but unsettled weather is expected from the Midwest through the Southeast.

    AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski contributed to the content of this story.

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