Flood-battered central US girds for new storm

Another storm is heading for the flood-battered Central United States.

ByDaniel Manzo
February 27, 2018, 8:20 AM

— -- More heavy rain is targeting the central U.S. and it will likely bring more flooding.

Flood warnings and watches are in effect up and down states on or near the Mississippi River.
Flood warnings and watches are in effect up and down states on or near the Mississippi River.
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As much of the central U.S. copes with overflowing rivers this week from recent heavy rainfall, another storm is on the way to region. New flood warnings and watches have been issued from Northeast Texas up through Tennessee in anticipation of the heavy rain.

The Ohio River near Louisville crested at 35.64 feet, the 10th-highest on record. It's expected to recede over the next few days. The Ouachita River in Camden, Arkansas, is expected to crest this morning and may causing flooding near the town.

Many points along the Ohio and Mississippi River in the region are seeing moderate to major river flooding. Authorities in Kentucky were unable to save a 69-year-old man whose vehicle was swept off a roadway by surging floodwaters.

More scattered storms are expected tomorrow morning from Houston all the way up past Indianapolis.
More scattered storms are expected tomorrow morning from Houston all the way up past Indianapolis.
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Severe storms are expected tomorrow from Northeast Texas up through northern Mississippi.
Severe storms are expected tomorrow from Northeast Texas up through northern Mississippi.
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A developing storm tonight will begin dumping more rain from Indiana to Alabama. On Wednesday, the strong thunderstorms will dump even more heavy rain and damaging winds from Texas to Mississippi. A brief tornado will be possible.

The already-drenched Midwest and South will be getting even more rainfall over the next few days.
The already-drenched Midwest and South will be getting even more rainfall over the next few days.
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States including Arkansas and Mississippi, already saturated, may see another 4-5 inches of rain over the next few days, further aggravating bulging rivers.

A new storm may batter parts of the Northeast later in the week.
A new storm may batter parts of the Northeast later in the week.
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As that storm system moves eastward, it will eventually head toward the East Coast and likely explode over the Atlantic Ocean. By late Thursday and Friday, there's still potential for this strong coastal storm to impact parts of New England.

Rain and snow are moving through California today, as parts of Sacramento already received 1-2 inches of hail.

Significant snowfall is expected through tonight in at least a half-dozen western states.
Significant snowfall is expected through tonight in at least a half-dozen western states.
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In the mountains east of Los Angeles, snow is falling this morning. Higher elevations may see 2-4 inches, with 8 inches in parts of the San Gabriels. Winter weather advisories and warnings in the region are expected to remain in place for most of today

Storm warnings are still in effect for parts of California, Nevada and Arizona.
Storm warnings are still in effect for parts of California, Nevada and Arizona.
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