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BLOG: Storm brewing in Gulf may bring flooding to Southeast

A low pressure system is developing over south Texas and will slowly move northeast bring with it moisture and rainfall to most of the Southeast in the coming week. A low pressure system is developing over south Texas and will slowly move northeast bring with it moisture and rainfall to most of the Southeast in the coming week.
Below normal precipitation is most noted by the area in the red oval.  The blue ovals indicate where we have been slightly above normal. Below normal precipitation is most noted by the area in the red oval. The blue ovals indicate where we have been slightly above normal.
he area outlined by black shows below normal areas of streamflow.  These areas should be able to handle a little more rainfall. he area outlined by black shows below normal areas of streamflow. These areas should be able to handle a little more rainfall.
It will be a wet week for most of the Southeast.  Timing and amounts are still something we will be watching very closely. It will be a wet week for most of the Southeast. Timing and amounts are still something we will be watching very closely.
We are expecting 21 forecasts to go to flood stage with the current 48 hour rainfall forecast. We are expecting 21 forecasts to go to flood stage with the current 48 hour rainfall forecast.

Today's weather map shows a blossoming system in the Gulf of Mexico that will impact the Southeast much of this week.

A low pressure system is developing over south Texas and it will slowly move northeast bringing with it rich moisture, resulting in rainfall for much of the Southeast over the next several days.

Forecasters monitoring this developing situation are concerned for flooding from the Texas Gulf Coast all the way northward through the Tennessee River Valley. Rainfall in this region could total more than 6 inches through the end of the week.

While rain is expected to pick up in the Carolinas as the week unfolds - and some of it may be heavy later in the week - flooding does not appear to be a major threat for Charlotte and the WBTV area.

For a detailed hydrological forecast, click here. 

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