The storm system that sent devastating storms to the South Central United States on Friday and the Deep South on Saturday will trigger a third day of heavy weather on Sunday. Heavy rainstorms will focus on the corridor of the Florida Peninsula north of the Carolinas and Virginia until Sunday night.
Floods Downpours and damaging winds will again be the biggest threats, similar to Friday and Saturday. However, the risk of tornadoes is expected to be higher than on Saturday.
While a tornado outbreak is not expected, every tornado has the power to cause widespread damage and threaten both life and property.
The greatest chance for tornadoes will extend south from the southern half of Virginia through the Carolinas.
Cities at risk for adverse weather during the day on Sundays include Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida; Augusta and Savannah, Georgia; Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Roanoke, Virginia.
The heavy storms will wait until Sunday evening to threaten Raleigh, North Carolina; Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; and Miami, Florida.
Motorists traveling on Interstate 95 between Washington, DC and Miami should exercise caution in downpours and strong winds as the risk of aquaplaning increases among these conditions
In the case of a tornado, never seek shelter under a bridge or overpass, as both debris and winds can be channeled under these structures.
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Dramatic footage shows a car being knocked off the road by a tornado
Ice storm on the weekend that threatens power outages in Ontario, Great Lakes and New England
Those who leave on Sunday morning should pack an umbrella and stay indoors in bad weather.
Areas from western North Carolina to the state of South Carolina and eastern Georgia are in the greatest danger zone until early Sunday afternoon.
19659002] North of the storm, the northeast will face rain and an icy mixture at the beginning of the new week.
Behind the storm system, another impressive shot of Arctic air with snow showers will dive into the east as far south as the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
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