Heavy rainfall made its way across the United States earlier in the week, bringing flash flooding to major metropolitan areas from the Midwest to New England.
“A potent low pressure system tracked across the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes before re-developing off the southern shore of Long Island Wednesday morning,” AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said. “This storm system slowed as it tracked into the eastern part of the country, producing several batches of very heavy rains.”
Flash flooding was widespread, affecting many cities from Detroit to Boston.
“Significant rainfall was recorded across this region, with the maximum amount occurring in Islip, New York, where over 13.5 inches of rain fell,” Edwards said.
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Severe thunderstorms caused significant damage from the central Plains through the mid-Mississippi and Tennessee River valleys during the start of Memorial Day weekend.
Powerful thunderstorms will continue to cause significant damage as they plow across the central United States into early Sunday morning.
On the heels of Saturday's outbreak, the risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Michigan to Texas being threatened on Sunday.
An outbreak of severe weather will continue to threaten lives and property across the central United States into Saturday night.
The warmest days so far this year across the United Kingdom have been replaced with rainy spells and thunderstorms this spring bank holiday weekend.
While it will not rain the entire time in the northeastern US this Memorial Day weekend, people with outdoor plans should be prepared to dodge showers and thunderstorms.
Many communities in Germany will experience their warmest days so far this year on Sunday and Monday as summerlike warmth surges back.
Another bout of summerlike air will surge across the northwestern United States through Monday, before temperatures begin to tumble.