The worst weather along the United States east coast into early this week will be across eastern North Carolina.
Steady bands of rain will continue to move from south to north across the same areas over the next day or so in eastern North Carolina.
Many cities have already picked up nearly 3 inches of rain over the last 2 days, including 2.86" in Hatteras, NC. Another 1-3 inches of rain is likely from Emerald Isle to Elizabeth city and points eastward through Tuesday.
Isolated amounts of over 6 inches are not out of the question. This type of rainfall can lead to poor-drainage area and street flooding, while causing small streams to rapidly rise.
Rainfall in the Northeast
The flooding rains that drenched much of the northeast late last week have only further saturated the ground.
While only scattered showers will be found throughout most of the Northeast through Monday, a more widespread rain event will come Monday night through Thursday for the Northeast.
The rain will not be steady over this three day period, like we saw back earlier this year, but periods of rain or showers are likely.
Some of the rain can be heavy at times, which may lead to localized flash flooding.
With the ground already being so saturated from the excessive rainfall over the last two months, and most recently late last week, it will not take much to renew the flooding, especially in typical flood-prone locations.
As millions prepare to take part in Memorial Day weekend events, showers, storms and a potential tropical system could threaten outdoor activities and travel plans during the extended weekend.
Summerlike warmth will make it feel like the 90s F at times in the eastern United States through Memorial Day weekend, despite localized rainfall.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical system and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
The threat for severe weather, including tornadoes and flash flooding, will expand across the central United States through the end of the week.
As summer approaches, sun protection becomes a vital part of daily activity.
A large tornado moved dangerously close to Dodge City, Kansas, on Tuesday afternoon, tracking just west of the center of the city.
Udall, KS (1955)
This town 25 southeast of Wichita was destroyed by a tornado; 80 people dead.
New York, NY (1979)
A one-hour and 18 minute delay between the Pirates and Mets game due to fog.
Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas (1982)
Flooding rains in Dallas, Ft. Worth, area; over 2" in most places. Total rainfall of 13" at this point of the month, making it the wettest May since records began in 1898.