The winter storm that slammed the U.S. East coast this past weekend with over 45 cm of snow may go from bad to worse this week.
The snow this crippling storm left in North Carolina and Virginia would normally be melting away gradually this time of year. However, we are tracking a moisture laden system that will dump a round of rain this time on the area, likely causing street flooding, along with flooding from swollen rivers and streams.
Details and timing below:
The storm develops with only a little bit of Arctic air to work with, bringing mild conditions and rain to begin in Texas and Oklahoma. As temperatures cool, though, there will be a swath of snow on the back end of the storm through the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.
The snow will spread to the East I-35 into Friday morning. Additionally through Friday, the rain will move eastward and we could see heavy rain across Dixie Alley along with the risk for severe storms.
A marginal threat for storms in Dixie Alley will bring the threat for flooding with the threat for scattered severe thunderstorms. We could even have enhanced wind shear that could bring the risk for tornadoes.
The low slowly moves east and the cold front will track into the Florida peninsula, with the risk of severe weather in this area to start the weekend. The main threat will be in northern Florida and there once again is enhanced wind shear bringing the risk for supercell thunderstorms.
The moisture will make its way to the Carolinas by Saturday bringing a round of rain over an already saturated surface after the weekend snowstorm. This means we will be watching for the risk of flooding in this area. Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest.