The wet weather can also disrupt Veterans Day parades, memorial services and other events for the holiday.
A storm set to whiten the southern Plains with snow will gather moisture as it sweeps along the Gulf Coast states early this week.
“Due to the saturated state of the ground and fallen leaves blocking storm sewers, even a moderate amount of rain can lead to flooding in poor drainage areas and along small streams,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
During the first 10 days of the month, cities from Shreveport and New Orleans, Louisiana, to Jackson and Tupelo, Mississippi; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Nashville; Atlanta; and Columbia, South Carolina, received 200-350 percent of their normal rainfall for the time frame.
The soaked soil may lead to an excess of runoff into small creeks and streams.
Rain will first gather over eastern Texas and Louisiana late Sunday night before expanding across the Deep South, Tennessee Valley and Carolinas throughout Monday.
A few rumbles of thunder cannot be ruled out.
As the storm then sweeps into the Northeast on Monday night, trailing rainfall will dampen the Carolinas to the upper Gulf Coast as many head back to work and school on Tuesday.
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“Motorists can expect wet conditions with blowing spray and ponding in poor drainage areas,” Sosnowski said.
This includes along stretches of interstates 10, 20, 40, 55, 59, 75 and 85.
Make sure windshield wipers are in good working order before heading out early this week.
“There is the potential for strong to locally severe thunderstorms,” Sosnowski added.
While most of the Southeast will be unseasonably cool amid the cloudy and rainy conditions on Monday, enough warm, humid air could be in place along and just inland of the central Gulf Coast for such storms to ignite.
A separate zone of feisty storms may target coastal areas from Georgia to North Carolina.
In both of these areas, locally damaging winds will be the primary threat with the storms.
However, it is not out of the question for an isolated tornado or two to spin up.
The Southern states may have little, if any, time to dry out before the next storm arrives.
AccuWeather meteorologists are closely monitoring this next storm around the middle to latter part of the week that could not only bring another round of soaking rain to the Southeast, but also threaten the southern Appalachians with ice.