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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 06:59 PM

Parts of Mid-Atlantic, Southeast may see up to 10 inches of rain

because of stalled storm system.
The ‘cutoff low’ isn’t going anywhere for days. That could lead to big rainfall totals.

'Parts of the Carolinas and the southern Mid-Atlantic are expecting up to half a foot of rain to kick off the workweek as a dynamic upper-level storm system stalls over the southeastern United States. A swath of heavy downpours and potentially strong storms is expected, along with renewed flooding along rivers that are already running high after a particularly wet May.

The hardest hit is likely to be eastern North Carolina east of Raleigh, where a few pockets of up to nine or 10 inches are possible through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service posted flood advisories across that area on Monday as bands of heavy rain got underway.


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Parts of Mid-Atlantic, Southeast may see up to 10 inches of rain because of stalled storm system
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The ‘cutoff low’ isn’t going anywhere for days. That could lead to big rainfall totals.

The National Weather Service's forecast for precipitation through June 20. (Pivotal Weather)
By Matthew CappucciJune 15 at 4:29 PM
Parts of the Carolinas and the southern Mid-Atlantic are expecting up to half a foot of rain to kick off the workweek as a dynamic upper-level storm system stalls over the southeastern United States. A swath of heavy downpours and potentially strong storms is expected, along with renewed flooding along rivers that are already running high after a particularly wet May.

The hardest hit is likely to be eastern North Carolina east of Raleigh, where a few pockets of up to nine or 10 inches are possible through Wednesday evening. The National Weather Service posted flood advisories across that area on Monday as bands of heavy rain got underway.

The system also brought with it a wedge of cool-to-borderline-chilly air overspreading areas from the beaches to the Piedmont.

The culprit? A hefty “cutoff low” set to hover and drift aimlessly over the Southeast for days on end. The “cutoff low,” in essence a blob of high-altitude cold air pinched off from the jet stream, has detached from any significant atmospheric steering currents — leaving it to stall and bring an extended period of inclement weather.'>>>

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/06/15/mid-atlantic-heavy-rain/?

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