Localized Flooding and a Few Severe Storms Possible in the Southeast on Monday

April 23, 2018

Localized flooding and a few severe storms are possible in the Southeast on Monday as an area of low pressure pushes east across the region.

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Current Radar, Watches and Warnings

These storms produced an EF1 tornado in Galliano, Louisiana, Sunday morning. Several homes and buildings suffered roof damage from the twister.

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On Sunday afternoon, a waterspout moved onshore along Fort Walton Beach, Florida, photos and videos from social media showed.

Parts of eastern Georgia and South Carolina have the greatest chance of seeing a few severe thunderstorms on Monday. This could include Savannah, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina.


Monday's Severe Weather Forecast

Locally heavy rain and spotty flash flooding are also possible from Tennessee and Alabama through Georgia and parts of the Carolinas, where over 3 inches of rain may fall through Tuesday.


Rainfall Forecast Through Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued flood watches for parts of northern Georgia, northwestern South Carolina, western North Carolina and far southwestern Virginia. Flooding is possible along streams, creeks and main-stem rivers in this region.

Late last week, this system did squeeze out some desperately-needed rain over the worsening drought in the southern High Plains.

In general, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles into southwestern Kansas picked up anywhere from one-third to two-thirds of an inch of rain Friday.

Amarillo, Texas, picked up 0.42 inches, its heaviest rain since early October. Guymon, Oklahoma (0.65 inches) and Coolidge, Kansas (0.61 inches) picked up over a half-inch of rain. 

This rain is only a drop in the bucket when it comes to drought recovery, but it temporarily put a lid on the extreme wildfire danger that has been in place of late.

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Unfortunately, not everyone in the southern High Plains picked up rain. 

While thunderstorms were in the vicinity, Lubbock, Texas, only picked up a trace of rain, with blowing dust.


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