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Dual Threat Storm System Takes Aim at Southeast, Mid-Atlantic on Thursday

The storm system responsible drenching showers and thunderstorms across parts of the Missouri and Tennessee valleys will continue its eastward march into the Southeast and mid-Atlantic Thursday.

Although thunderstorms associated with this system did not reach severe strength, many locations experienced heavy downpours, leading to standing water on roadways and flash flooding.

The threat for heavy, severe thunderstorms will continue through Thursday afternoon and evening.

There will be two areas of concern associated with the thunderstorms throughout the day and into Thursday evening.

"While there will be thunderstorms that can produce heavy rain and flooding, the environment will not be conducive for storms to produce damaging winds. That will be a threat in the Southeast where it will be warmer and more unstable," Accuweather Meteorologist Mike Doll said.

Charleston, West Virginia, and surrounding areas will be impacted by heavy thunderstorms that will bring the threat for heavy downpours, flash flooding and reduced visibility.

Travel along Interstates 64, 75 and 81 will be difficult at times due to torrential downpours.

As the afternoon progresses, showers and thunderstorms will work toward the coastline. Raleigh, North Carolina, and Norfolk, Virginia, will begin to see impacts from these storms by Thursday evening.

The second area of the concern sits the South, as thunderstorms have the potential to become strong if not severe.

A cold front will advance through the region throughout the day, allowing thunderstorms to blossom along it.

Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as well as Atlanta, Georgia, are expected to see strong thunderstorms through the afternoon as torrential downpours and gusty winds blow across the area.

While severe weather usually diminishes in intensity after the sun goes down, the threat for severe storms will continue eastward into Montgomery, Alabama and Augusta, South Carolina, this evening.

As this storm system approaches the coast on Friday, severe weather will once again develop along the Southeast coast from Virginia Beach into the panhandle of Florida.