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Flooding, Gusty Winds Threaten East Tuesday

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will span the East on Tuesday, putting many at risk for dangerous flooding and damaging winds.The storm system and cold front that blasted through the Plains over the weekend and the Deep South on Monday, will trek into the East on Tuesday and will continue to wreak havoc on communities.Damaging winds and flash flooding will threaten the Southeast while rivers may overflow their banks in the Northeast.Strong storms are expected to rumble across the Southeast Coast on Tuesday as a blast of cold air meets warm and moist air centered over the region.Cities in the threat zone include Norfolk, Va., Raleigh, N.C., Charleston, S.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Orlando Fla., and Tampa, Fla.Rainfall rates of an inch per hour may occur which would create a fast rise in rivers and streams, prompting flash flooding emergencies."Folks out on the road may encounter blinding downpours throughout the day," AccuWeather Meteorologist Maggie Johnson said. "Water may pond on roadways ...

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