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Tropical Depression Ida still packs rainy punch

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Despite being downgraded to a tropical depression, Ida is still packing a stormy punch as it meanders through the southern United States adding to already-high rain totals in the region.

As of Tuesday, Aug. 31, the National Weather Service said the tropical depression is moving across the Tennessee and Ohio Valley leaving “considerably heavy rain and flood threat.”

Locally, “scattered showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain with localized flash flooding this afternoon and evening. Isolated strong to severe storms will also be possible, with damaging wind gusts as the primary threat,” the forecast states.

Projected Path Of Tropical Depression Ida As Of 8 31 2021

Through Sunday, showers and thunderstorms associated with this system could produce some instances of flash flooding, especially across the Piedmont. Isolated severe storms will also be possible.

It continues to move with sustained winds of 30 mph into the southern Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic.

NWS warnings state flood and flash flood warnings stay in effect as it enters the Mid-Atlantic as “3 to 6 inches with isolated higher amounts through Thursday morning are expected.”

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service