Storm threatens Mid-Atlantic, Northeast with flashfloods

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Akron, OH, United States (4E) – A storm system that brought deadly flash flooding in the Southeast over the weekend threatens the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy downpours Tuesday to Wednesday.

The cold front fueled by moisture from the Mississippi Valley and Atlantic is advancing from the Great Lakes into the upper Ohio Valley and across the Appalachians late Monday to Tuesday. This is expected to bring thunderstorms across eastern Ohio and along the Interstate 95 corridor Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday.

Torrential rains are to drench Ohio’s Columbus, Cleveland, Zanesville, and Youngstown cities before moving to western Pennsylvania, New Jersey and parts of New York on Monday.

Between two and four inches of rainfall leada to flooding of streams and creeks. In Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, and Erie, street and highway risk flooding that could delay travel along Interstates 80, 76 and 79.

Two to four inches of rainfall from Harrisburg to Philadelphia and New York City also will slow down evening commute.

The storm will move to central New England by Tuesday night.

Two to three inches of rainfall are possible from Maryland to western Maine by late Wednesday.

The soggy weather comes at the end of an extended period of dry weather across the Northeast bringing relief to lawns and reservoirs in the East Coast.

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