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Flooding to Target Deep South to Carolinas Through Monday

Umbrellas and rain jackets will be put to good use over the next couple of days in the Deep South to the Carolinas.

An upper-level disturbance, aided by abundant gulf moisture, will slowly pass over the region through Tuesday.

According to Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck, the weather set-up will a rather wet couple of days.

"Deep tropical moisture will fuel a developing low pressure system over the Deep South, resulting in heavy rain across the region," said Smerbeck.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will spread across Mississippi to Georgia and Tennessee for the end of the weekend and eventually to the Carolinas Monday into Tuesday.

Some of the rain could turn rather heavy at times, with rainfall rates approaching an inch per hour in some spots.

"The rain will be heavy enough to cause flash flooding in some locations," added Smerbeck.

Motorists could be faced with delays as they head to and from work if flooding does occur. Road closures may force people to select alternative routes. If high water lies ahead, you should not attempt to drive through it.

Cities such as Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chattanooga, Tennessee will be at risk for delays and potentially flooding through Sunday night.

Relentless rain will continue to soak portions of Florida over the next couple of days and perhaps even into October as well.

Severe weather is not expected with the storms on the southern edge of this system. However, a few strong wind gusts could still occur.

The disturbance will shift farther north and east for Monday into Tuesday. A zone encompassing northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, and the western Carolinas will be at risk for flooding rain.

This zone includes Charlotte, North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; and Greenville, South Carolina;

Thick cloud cover and the steady rain will keep temperatures cool as well. Highs are only expected to reach the 60s and 70s, about 5 to 10 degrees below-average for the region.

The extent of the rain to the north will be limited due to a wall of dry air in place. However, if a diving upper-level system across the Great Lakes is able to interact with this disturbance, rain and cooler air could reach the mid-Atlantic and coastal New England by midweek.

Improving conditions will be featured across the Deep South Tuesday and Wednesday as the disturbance exits the region.