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Flooding is likely today for parts of the Southeast

It’s been a wet start to the workweek and the rain will continue today across parts of the Southeast, Tennessee Valley, and Carolinas. Some of the rain will be heavy with an additional 2-4 inches possible over the next 24 hours. Isolated 6-8 cannot be ruled out. The heaviest rain will fall across the Florida Panhandle, northeastern Alabama, central and eastern Tennesee, northern Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, and the mountains of North Carolina. Join the Firsthand Weather Supporter Group for additional forecasts and exclusive weather information.

Rainfall forecast

The aforementioned areas that have a chance to see the heaviest rain have a moderate risk (level 3 of 4) for flash flooding today. There’s a lower, but still substantial, risk for flash flooding outside of the moderate risk area. (Red depicts the moderate risk, yellow depicts the slight risk, and the green depicts the marginal risk).

Flash flood risk

There is a Flash Flood Watch (dark green) for the entire day across the Florida Panhandle, Alabama, southern and central Tennesee, northern Georgia, Upstate South Carolina, and southwestern North Carolina.

Flash Flood Watch

Isolated severe storms are possible this afternoon across this region. While the threat is low, there is a low-end tornado and damaging wind threat.