The same storm system which brought flash floods to parts of Texas and the Deep South this past weekend once again unleashed flooding rain along parts the East Coast on Tuesday.
A sea of moisture moving northward ahead of a cold front nearing the East Coast was responsible for the heavy and drenching storms from Florida and the Carolinas to the mid-Atlantic and southern New England on Tuesday. Several locations in this corridor picked up between a healthy 1-2 inches of rainfall from these storms.
The heaviest rain fell along the I-95 corridor between Washington, D.C., and New York. The heaviest rain fell in areas north and west of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia. Some locations in and around Baltimore picked up nearly 3.0 inches of rain according to radar estimates.
The heavy rainfall caused traveling headaches to some as the water quickly began to pond on roadways.
Numerous reports of rapidly rising waters came flooding in during the late morning and early afternoon around the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Md., areas.
Flash flooding first occurred in the Gaithersburg and Germantown, Md., areas during the midday hours on Tuesday resulting in the closure of several streets due to high waters. Flooding also led to road closures in Culpepper, Va.
The flash flooding expanded to multiple areas north and west of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon as the heavy bands of showers continued to track to the north and east.
In addition to the flooding rain, several cities along the East Coast broke daily rainfall records.
Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C., picked up a total of 2.26 inches of rain on Tuesday. This smashed the old record of 1.18 inches set back in 1973.
Farther north in Allentown, Pa., 1.86 inches of rain fell throughout the course of the day. This broke the old record for Oct. 2nd of 1.07 inches of rain, which was set in 1929.
Finally, Asheville, N.C., reported a record 1.87 inches of rain, breaking the old record of 1.65 inches for the date set in 1988.
An intense band of heavy rainfall will continue across South Carolina and parts of North Carolina, bringing storm total rainfall across some areas over one foot.
Heavy rain and major flooding will continue to threaten lives and property in and around the Carolinas this weekend despite Hurricane Joaquin tracking away from the United States.
While Hurricane Joaquin is tracking away from the coast, indirect impacts will still threaten lives and property in parts of the eastern United States into Monday.
Mujigae will bring flooding and strong winds to parts of southern China early next week.
An invasion of summerlike heat will be felt across parts of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales early this week.
As Joaquin bypasses the Eastern Seaboard this weekend, sports fans across the mid-Atlantic and Carolinas may need rain gear.
Brampton, MA (1673)
"There was a storm of rain and snow so that the ground was covered with snow, and some of it continued to Oct. 6th." C. W. Chase, hist. of Haverhill. Early snow of the century.
Philadelphia, PA (1777)
Battle of Germantown: "It had been misty at sunrise. The mist thickened into fog; the fog grew more dense." Great confusion ensued, American troops fired on each other and the battle was lost.
NE Maine & Bay of Fundy (1869)
"Saxby's Gale & Great New England Rainstorm & Flood -- Storm predicted a year previously great wind/tide damage in ME and New Brunswick high floods all New England 12.35" at Canton, CT.