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Heavy Rain, Flooding Headed for Southeast

A low pressure system is set to deliver heavy rain to parts of the Southeast Friday and Saturday, bringing the risk of flooding to the area.

Folks with outdoor plans might want to get the umbrellas and raincoats ready as this steady, soaking rain looks to spread over the area on Friday.

The heaviest rain is forecast to fall over northern Florida and southern Georgia with several inches possible through Saturday afternoon.

Slower traffic can be expected for motorists traveling in this areas, including those traveling along the I-10, I-95 and I-75 corridors.

With several inches of rain on the way, flooding can turn into a major problem given the rain that has recently fallen across the region.

On April 14, over an inch of rain fell in Mobile, Ala.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Peachtree, Ga.; all of which are in the path of this storm.

With more rain in store for the same area, streams and rivers still running above normal will likely rise due to the new influx of water.

If you come across a road with water flowing over it due to flooding, you should try and find a new route to your destination rather than attempting to drive through the water.

The flowing water may turn out to be deeper than it appears and can be powerful enough to lift and move your vehicle.

Cooler weather will also accompany this storm with temperatures more than 10 degrees below normal. The steady rain will be one of the key factors limiting temperatures to the 50s across much of Georgia and the Carolinas Friday.

This cooler weather is expected to carry over into Saturday where the rain persists with the lowest temperatures focusing from North Carolina to central Georgia.

Dry weather is in store for Easter Sunday across much of the Southeast and it will continue into the start of next week, giving residents a break from the rain.

Despite very little precipitation in the forecast through Tuesday, some minor flooding may still occur as rivers and streams crest from the rain brought by this storm.