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Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Central Gulf Coast to the Southeast

Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Central Gulf Coast to the Southeast

GOES East captured this image of the storms over parts of the Southeast and Central Gulf States today, May 23, 2017. According to the National Weather Service, the storms, which are impacting an area stretching from the Southern Mid-Atlantic to the Central Gulf Coast and Southeast, are the result of an area of low pressure in the Mississippi Valley and a stalled frontal boundary extending from the Mid-Atlantic to the Central Gulf Coast. Heavy rain is expected and some storms may be severe. In fact, NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. EDT for portions of southern and central Georgia, southeastern Alabama and northern Florida.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory

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Weather History for May 23
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

It was a busy day for thunderstorms in the central U.S. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Shreveport LA and golf ball size hail at Marfa, TX. Hobart, OK, received 3.55 inches of rain in the morning, and another 4.03 inches of rain that evening. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced 8.5 inches of rain in two hours north of Potter, and 7.5 inches of rain in ninety minutes north of Minatare. Thunderstorms in Colorado produced five inches of hail at Greeley. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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