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Week to Start Cloudy, Wet Across Southeast US

The storm system that brought flooding rain across the Deep South through the weekend will track slowly across the Southeastern states into midweek.

While this storm system will prevent any rain from reaching the major cities of Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City on Monday, rain will fall across portions of the Southeast that need the rain and others that don't.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll, "Rainfall associated with this system will impact regions of South Carolina that experienced historic flooding in October."

While rain will fall over portions of South Carolina which received plenty of rain this October, the area of heavy rain will be more concentrated from central Georgia to western South Carolina and across North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

Most of the heavy rain will fall to the north and west of Columbia, South Carolina.

"While there will be flooding across the state through Monday night, it will not be like the flooding many experienced in early October," According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll.

The week will start out wet for the cities of Atlanta; Charlotte; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Norfolk, Virginia.

Those traveling on interstates 20, 26, 40, 85, and 95 on Monday will need to use your windshield wipers and be alert for any ponding of rain on roadways.

Drivers should use caution during any heavy downpour and slow down to reduce the risk of hydroplaning.

Rain will continue across Charlotte Monday evening, which could lead to a soggy Monday night football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts.

"The grounds crew at Bank of America Stadium will have the field covered before the game, but rain will continue through much of the contest." Doll said.

"As the field becomes increasingly soaked, there will be a tendency for the turf to get torn up from the players' cleats."

Those attending the game will need to bring a raincoat or poncho to try to stay dry.

Rainfall will target portions of the Southeast on Monday which is experiencing drought conditions, but it will miss other areas that could use the rainfall.

"The heaviest rainfall will miss southern Georgia, where some communities are experiencing a moderate drought," Noll said. "Needed rainfall will target southern Alabama, experiencing an abnormally dry drought."

Some locations from northern Georgia through North Carolina could see over 2 inches of rainfall through Monday night.

Monday will be the wettest day across the Southeast into Wednesday as the bulk of the moisture moves over the Atlantic. This slow-moving storm, however, will hover off the Southeast coast into Wednesday.

"The bulk of the moisture will move off the North Carolina coastline early on Tuesday, but scattered showers and thunderstorms will dot the Southeast into Wednesday," Noll said.