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Storms to Shift Over the Southeast for Sunday

Stormy weather will shift over the Southeast on Sunday after impacting the southern Plains earlier in the weekend.

Severe storms and drenching downpours will focus on the Southeast throughout the second half of the weekend with the worst weather stretching from southern Mississippi to South Carolina.

Football fans planning to tailgate before the Atlanta Falcons game should prepare for the wet weather before heading into the Georgia Dome with heavy downpours hindering pre-game festivities.

Early holiday travelers on the roads and at the airport should also anticipate travel delays associated with the rain and storms.

The main threats brought on by the severe thunderstorms are expected to be damaging wind gusts and flooding downpours; however, a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

While the threat of severe weather is forecast to stay south of Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama; the threat of flooding will extend northward all the way across western Kentucky.

Remember, if you come across a flooded roadway, you should avoid driving through it and try and find an alternate route to your destination. The water may be deeper than it appears with several inches of flowing water being enough to move a vehicle.

Residents of the Southeast can expect drier weather heading into the new week as the system responsible for Sunday's rain and storms begins to depart the region.

However, a few showers may sill linger around the region on Monday and Tuesday from the coast of the Carolinas to the Florida Panhandle. This will result in much more favorable weather for Thanksgiving travelers across the Southeast.

A steady rain may return to part of the region by Wednesday before dry conditions sweep across the region in time for Thanksgiving Day.