Rainfall from Tropical Rainstorm Lee topped 11 inches in central Mississippi, prompting the issuance of a Flash Flood Emergency earlier this morning.
Multiple water rescues and evacuations were under way in Mississippi Monday morning with water over roadways in a number of communities.
Severe flooding has occurred in and around Jackson, Miss., after a night of heavy rain. Several roads throughout the city are deemed impassible with flood waters overtaking homes.
Roads are also impassible to the southeast in Florence, Miss., after the Steen Creek rose out of its banks.
The flooding prompted the National Weather Service to issue not just a Flash Flood Warning, but also to declare that the situation warranted a Flash Flood Emergency in Jackson County, Miss. earlier this morning.
All of the events above occurred after Lee lost its tropical storm status, evidence that residents from the central Gulf Coast to the Northeast should not let their guard down.
As of 10:00 a.m. CDT Monday, Lee's rainfall in Jackson, Miss. totaled 11.14 inches.
Rainfall totals from Lee for 72 hours ending at 10:00 a.m. CDT Monday:
--New Orleans, La.: 11.05 inches
--Mobile, Ala.: 8.96 inches
--Hammond, La.: 8.23 inches
--Pascagoula, Miss.: 8.81 inches
--Gulfport-Biloxi, Miss.: 8.71 inches
--Laurel, Miss.: 7.31 inches
--Milton, Fla.: 6.34 inches
--Hattiesburg, Miss.: 5.94 inches
--Destin, Fla.: 5.93 inches
--Muscle Shoals, Ala.: 4.58 inches
Nearly the same setup for tornadoes that focused on Oklahoma Monday is targeting north central Texas Tuesday afternoon.
Severe storms, some capable of producing tornadoes, will threaten communities across northeastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana and Arkansas into Tuesday night.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
While additional strong thunderstorms will roll through through portions of tornado-ravaged Oklahoma Tuesday, the risk of tornadoes has diminished.
The atmospheric severe weather engine began firing on all cylinders this past weekend and reached full speed Monday over Oklahoma.
Preliminary reports are calling it an EF-4 tornado that has caused numerous fatalities and injuries in Moore, Okla.
Memphis, TN (1983)
Freak lightning bolt strikes a man in his neck, runs down his spine, and passes out of a pocket containing keys. The bolt then struck 2 other men nearby before also hitting a tree the men were standing under at a golf course. Miraculously all three men survived.
Ohio Valley (1860)
Tornado swarm in Ohio Valley hit Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chilicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH. Damage totalled $1 million; 4 people killed in Cincinnati.
Atlantic City, NJ (1992)
28 degrees -- coldest ever for so late in the season at the airport