Sunday Storms to Soak the Southeast

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
March 16, 2014; 7:15 PM ET
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It's shaping up to be a wet and stormy end to the weekend across the Southeast as a low pressure system tracks over the region.

While rain from this system will bring the risk of flash flooding, some stronger thunderstorms that develop can produce gusty winds up to 65 mph and possibly spin up a few brief tornadoes.

Some travel disruptions are expected due to the rain and thunderstorms, including those around the cities of Atlanta and Augusta, Ga.; Montgomery and Mobile, Ala.; and Tallahassee, Fla.

If you plan on being in this area on Sunday, you should keep an eye to the sky for quick changes in the weather and have a backup plan in the case that you encounter a severe thunderstorm.

While areas farther north will likely not receive any thunderstorms, a soaking rain is expected throughout much of Sunday and into Sunday night.

This includes Bristol, Tenn., where thousands of NASCAR fans have gathered for this week's race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Severe thunderstorms blasted through parts of Texas on Saturday. High winds toppled power lines and fences near Dallas while hail fell to the south.

Widespread flooding does not appear to be a concern with this system. However, localized flash flooding is still possible, especially in low lying and poor drainage areas.

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Much of the moisture associated with this system will move off the East Coast by Monday, but enough will remain in place to deliver some rain and drizzle from southern Alabama to North Carolina.

By the end of Monday, it is possible for some areas to have received over 2 inches of rain from the storm. The areas most likely to receive this substantial amount of rain include southern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle.

Drier weather will make a return across the region heading into midweek with only a few showers around the Carolinas.


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