FIRST TO ALERT: Flash Flood Warnings in place across parts of the Valley

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(Source: WTVM Storm Team 9)
(Source: WTVM Storm Team 9)

While some have woken up to a dry start for Hump Day, others have been plagued by Flash Flood Warnings.

Training thunderstorms set-up up overnight extending from Lee to Upson Counties, dumping torrential downpours across the northern half of the Valley. These thunderstorms are moving ever so slowly eastward, and not managing to fizzle out.

The flash flood threat persists through the morning, thanks to ripe atmospheric conditions in place for heavy rainfall: moisture-laden air coupled with a spinning area of low pressure. The afternoon breaks up the flash flood threat a bit, with more scattered thunderstorm coverage in place.

Rain chances remain in the forecast for the long-haul, but the heaviest rain still looks to arrive Memorial Day weekend, as a result of potential tropical troubles.

Regardless of whether a named tropical system develops or not, an ample influx of tropical moisture from the Gulf will bring us the threat for 3-5 additional inches of rainfall over the holiday weekend—and the pattern still looks wet through next week! Despite the unsettled pattern, warm and muggy conditions remain.

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