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Rain Continues for Southern India Into This Weekend

The threat for flooding will become more isolated for the rest of the week in southern India despite continued showers and thunderstorms.

The second tropical low to impact southern India in the past 10 days has weakened while moving westward across southern India but will continue to produce locally heavy rainfall through this weekend.

Much of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka will receive less than 50 mm (2 inches) of rain from Thursday through Sunday, though localized amounts up to 100 mm (4 inches) are possible which could cause flooding.

The heaviest rainfall is likely across Kerala and the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday and Friday, followed by another surge of tropical moisture into Tamil Nadu over the weekend.

Flooding will be the primary threat across southern India; however, localized damaging winds are possible in thunderstorms.

The threat for further travel delays and cancelations will be minimal.

The tropical low responsible for the recent flooding will track westward into the Arabian Sea where there is a small threat for development into a named tropical cyclone. Even if development into a tropical cyclone occurs, it would be well off the India coastline with no future impacts expected.

An abundance of tropical moisture of the southern Bay of Bengal will continue the threat for rain and thunderstorms this weekend. As a result, there will be a threat for localized flooding in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. Downpours will reach southern Kerala on Sunday and continue into early next week.

The weather will turn more tranquil during the middle of next week across southern India; however, another threat could develop in the Bay of Bengal late next week and bring the danger for flooding back to southern India next weekend or early the following week.