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As dangerous Hurricane Florence moves ashore over the Carolinas to end the week, it is forecast to stall over the southeastern United States this weekend and continue to pose great risk to lives and property in the region.
Record rainfall is possible and will undoubtedly lead to catastrophic flooding. Lightning will accompany the storm at times.
AccuWeather meteorologists are concerned that flooding problems may worsen significantly during the weekend, while the risk of falling trees and power outages will be ongoing.
"Because of expected dangerous conditions on the roads, the likelihood of air travel disruptions and personal concerns from the impending storm, some collegiate, professional and high school football games may be postponed this weekend," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Courtney Spamer.
"It is possible that some high school and college campuses will be closed due to the effects of Florence," Spamer said. "If the campuses are closed, football games cannot be played at home."
On Tuesday afternoon, officials declared that the East Carolina at Virginia Tech game had been canceled.
ECU wrote on their website that potential "perilous travel conditions, before and after the storm," led to the decision.
ECU said they hope to reschedule the game at a later date.
Some of the collegiate games that are at risk for adverse and potentially dangerous weather conditions on Saturday include Georgia Southern at Clemson and Marshall at South Carolina.
Games at Virginia Tech, North Carolina State, Appalachian State and North Carolina have already been postponed as of Wednesday morning. The game between Ohio and Virginia has been moved to Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Even the Sunday NFL game between the Carolina Panthers at the Atlanta Falcons could be affected. While the Falcon's stadium has a dome, the Panthers may have to leave early and impacts could be a distraction.
"Some of the families of players and fans may be at risk, facing evacuations and/or loss of property this weekend," Spamer said.
Multiple collegiate and NFL games have been delayed due to lightning so far this season, including the Akron Zips at the Nebraska Cornhuskers, the Tennessee Titans at the Miami Dolphins and the Atlanta Falcons at the Philadelphia Eagles during week one.
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Summerlike warmth and humidity surging back into the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast will set the stage for a multi-day severe weather outbreak following a brief taste of fall last weekend.
A North Carolina animal rescuer Tammie Hedges is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering more than two dozen pets during the devastation of Hurricane Florence.
Parts of northeast India, including New Delhi and the National Capital region, endured heavy rainfall and localized flooding as former Cyclone Daye tracked across the region from Sunday into Monday.
While the weather has largely been sunny, warm and humid across flood-ravaged portions of North and South Carolina, an incoming round of tropical downpours could exacerbate flooding and delay cleanup efforts.
Flooding can be one of the most difficult natural disasters to recover from because the risks don’t dissipate when conditions dry up and cleanup begins.
Autumn is meteor shower season across the Northern Hemisphere with the season’s longer nights benefiting those trying to spot a few shooting stars.
President Donald Trump visited hurricane-affected North and South Carolina on Sept. 19 to survey the damage from Florence’s deadly winds, heavy rainfall and flooding.