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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