Stormy Wednesday

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/18/2021 - 08:41

Tropical Depression Fred is forecast to dissipate, according to folks ar the National Weather Service  https://www.weather.gov/

Fred brings heavy rain, possible flash flooding, gusty winds and perhaps a few tornadoes as it tracks north from the upper Ohio Valley into New England Wednesday. Thunderstorms in Arizona and Utah may cause flash floods, especially in slot canyons and arroyos

By tomorrow central Appalachia and parts of the mid-Atlantic could see 2 to 4 inches of rain, with some areas reaching half a foot. Fred left thousands of Florida Panhandle residents without power in the hours after its late Monday landfall. Fred also spawned several apparent tornadoes in Georgia and North Carolina.

Meanwhile, back at the storm-watch the tail end of Tropical Storm Grace was forecast to bring up to 15 inches of rain to an already-damaged Haiti before departing and moving toward southeastern Cuba and Jamaica. Forecasters said it could be near hurricane strength as it approaches Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula late Wednesday or early Thursday. 

And if this was nor enough third storm swirling in the Atlantic, Henri, was, in the near term, expected to circle widely around the island of Bermuda, the National Hurricane Center said.

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