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AccuWeather Report: Drought Relief on the Way For NE

Flooding risk, drought relief on the way for Northeast

Along the Interstate 95 corridor, in the major metro areas like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City, Monday is likely to be the wetter day. Monday's downpours could lead to ponding on roadways as well as localized flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

AccuWeather Global Weather Center – August 22, 2022 – While localized downpours have hit some parts of the Northeast in the last week, drought conditions continue to worsen for others. More widespread wet weather could be on the way, including for areas that have missed out on recent rains; but along with this rain, potential comes the risk of flooding.

The same storm that produced severe weather through Saturday in the Midwest and produced a tornado south of Davenport, Iowa, began to shift into the Ohio Valley and eastern Great Lakes on Sunday. While no additional tornadoes were confirmed, over a dozen hail and damaging wind reports were received by the Storm Prediction Center on Sunday, many of which were located in Ohio and Upstate New York.

Portions of the area affected, especially in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia, have been hard hit by rain so far in August. Cincinnati reported 4.74 inches of rain in just two days and has already recorded more than 6 inches of rain so far this month. Charleston, West Virginia was deluged with rain just a week ago, recording 4.44 inches of rain in less than 48 hours which lead to water rescues and a state of emergency declaration. Rainfall in southeastern Kentucky at the end of July lead to historic flooding and killed at least 37 people.

"Given the recent heavy rains, these areas could be more susceptible to flooding with thunderstorms into Sunday night," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Nicole LoBiondo.

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