Northeastern U.S. to see up to 4 inches of rain, flash flood watch issued for UT

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New York, NY, United States (4E) – The Eastern Seaboard expects 2 to 4 inches of rainfall through Wednesday as the cold front exiting the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes crosses the Mid-Atlantic and meet up with a developing low pressure area.

Some strong to severe thunderstorms threatens Pittsburgh, Buffalo, N.Y., Baltimore and Washington, D.C. with damaging wind gusts and possibly even a tornado or two, the Weather Bug said. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect from the New York metro area to western New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Watches from West Virginia to Maine. Some areas forecasted to receive over 4 inches of rain Tuesday through Wednesday risk flooding.

In Utah, Flash Flood Watch in effect for the western two-thirds of the state through Wednesday evening. Heavy rains could inundate slot canyons, normally dry washes and wildfire burn scars on mountain slope, said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service bureau in Salt Lake City.

The Wasatch Front will have temperatures in the upper 80s. Southern Utah’s Dixie will have storm clouds, thunder, lightning, rain and high temperatures in the 90s.

Meanwhile, a low pressure are developing off the African coast may strengthen by the end of the week and into the weekend when it reaches the Caribbean, AccuWeather said. If it forms into a new system, it will be called Cristobal.

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