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Severe Storms Hit the Southeast

Severe Storms Hit the Southeast

SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES – Wet weather continues to affect the Southeast this week, with severe storms involving damaging wind, flooding, and even isolated tornados set to strike the region.

Alex Sosnowski, Senior Meteorologist, AccuWeather"Two storm systems will continue the risk of severe weather and cause the risk to be more extensive, when compared to Tuesday," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski in an AccuWeather report. "One storm will continue to affect the Florida Peninsula, while a new storm spreads the severe weather risk to much of Georgia and the Carolinas."

Though temperatures have dropped in recent days, the report notes that humidity and warmth are still producing ample amounts of rain, and some areas—like the Savannah, Georgia-area—have already experienced flooding.

Some areas like Savannah, Georgia have already experienced flooding. (Photo: AccuWeather)

“The primary threats will include torrential downpours and damaging wind gusts, but isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out,” noted AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson.

Urban areas including Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah, Georgia; Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando, Florida; Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina; and Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Wilmington, North Carolina; may all be impacted by severe weather. And roadways could be flooded and travel impacted by severe winds and tornadoes.

Storms, continuing through Wednesday, are expected to give relief to drought-stricken areas. (Photo: AccuWeather)

Though one storm front will push on into the Atlantic by Wednesday night, the second southbound storm could continue to pound the region.

On a brighter note, the storms are expected to provide significant relief to drought-stricken areas throughout the region—including areas affected by the West Mims Fire, a large wildfire that has been going since April 6.

AndNowUKnow will continue to report on conditions in this and other key regions in our industry.