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Heavy rain, locally severe storms to soak the central US this weekend

Heavy rain, locally severe storms to soak the central US this weekendTropical moisture streaming into the central Plains from the tropical systems in the East Pacific Ocean will help to fuel severe thunderstorms and downpours across the region this weekend.Drenching rain developed across the Dakotas and northern Minnesota Friday evening and continued into Saturday morning as a storm system began to strengthen over the region.Residents woke up to flooded roadways as over four inches of rain fell in Fargo, North Dakota, Friday night. Radar-estimated rainfall shows similar rainfall totals across much of the area.Fargo, North Dakota normally receives 2.05 inches of rain through the month of September.More showers are expected to develop across North Dakota through Saturday afternoon, while locally severe thunderstorms can produce hail and gusty winds in parts of Minnesota. While the heavy rain is not expected to be as widespread as Friday night, any quick downpour can increase the risk for flash flooding across the rain-soaked area.Farther south, the central Plains will be on alert for severe thunderstorms and rounds of heavy downpours into Sunday.The storm system over the northern Plains will pull tropical moisture from Lorena and Mario, near the western coast of Mexico, into the central Plains. At the same time, the system will bring a cold front into the region.Showers and thunderstorms will continue to develop from southern Iowa and northern Missouri through central Kansas into Saturday evening as the front approaches the warm and humid air over the area."Storms that fire up later Saturday will have the ability to produce flash flooding, hail, damaging wind gusts and there could be an isolated tornado," stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys. The biggest threat for tornadoes will be when storms first develop, but downpours, hail and damaging wind gusts will continue to be a threat into the evening hours."Those who are attending any high school or collegiate sporting events should play heed to all weather warnings and take shelter when told to do so."Motorists traveling on Interstate-35 and Interstate-70 in these areas should be aware of changing weather conditions, decreased visibility in times of heavy rain and ponding on roadways.While the severe storm threat will be gradually diminishing after sunset, showers and storms will continue the risk for flash flooding as they expand from Oklahoma and Kansas into northern Illinois through Saturday night.On Sunday, occasional downpours will once again soak much of the same areas as the cold front will be slow to exit the central Plains. But as tropical moisture is pulled farther north, drenching rain is forecast to spread into Illinois, Iowa and Michigan.Flash flooding will be most common in areas where the front stalls and brings multiple rounds of heavy rain to end the weekend. "This will have the ability to produce widespread rainfall totals of 1-3 inches with the AccuWeather StormMax™ of 6 inches," added Roys.Chicago; Kansas City, Missouri and Oklahoma City are forecast to be in the heavy rain area.Spectators heading the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday will need to be aware of possible road closures due to flooding and pack rain gear for the game.A line of locally heavy showers and thunderstorms along the cold front will begin to push south out of the central Plains Sunday night, while the bulk of the tropical moisture fueled rain spreads into parts of the Ohio Valley.The storm system will move toward the Northeast on Monday and drier air will settle into the northern and central Plains for the start of the work week.



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Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged Bahamas

Tropical Storm Humberto Brings Heavy Rain to Hurricane Dorian-Ravaged BahamasTropical Storm Dorian is hitting the Bahamas just days after Category 5 storm Hurricane Dorian. Here's what to know about its path.



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Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rain

Another storm is threatening to hit the Bahamas and Florida with tropical storm-force winds and heavy rainA tropical cyclone is headed for the Bahamas and Florida, tracing a similar pattern that Hurricane Dorian just took.



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Land crabs infest Florida man's house after heavy rainfall

Land crabs infest Florida man's house after heavy rainfallA man in Florida recently received hundreds of crabs as unexpected house guests.Heavy rain fall in south Florida forced hundreds of land crabs, which burrow underground, out of their holes and into the property of Dan Skowronski, a resident of of Port St Lucie. In a video shared to Facebook, the Florida man witnessed the home invasion with a surprising calm.“They must have got rained out of their holes,” he said while filming the crabs, which were scurrying all over his house and property. “All land crabs. Their homes got wiped out by the rain, and they’re all over.”“They’re more scared of me than I am of them,” he said, adding that “sometimes it happens once a year”.Florida saw heavy rainfall as Hurricane Barry geared up in the Gulf Coast throughout last week, before making landfall in Louisiana on Saturday. The storm left heavy flooding throughout New Orleans, but was downgraded to a tropical storm upon hitting the city, and did less damage than anticipated. Still, much of the city experienced rampant flooding, which is expected to continue and spread this week.In the Florida panhandle, far north above the crab invasion, the storm stirred up a mass influx of jellyfish, washing up on the sand as the water picked up into dangerous riptides. Public beaches were closed to swimmers while the fish and waves persisted.WPTV reports that the crabs in South Florida were gone by Friday.



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Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, BangladeshFlooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region on Friday, Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said.



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Pregnant woman, son die after car swept away in heavy rains

Pregnant woman, son die after car swept away in heavy rainsA series of storms socked the Northeast with heavy rains and strong winds, causing the deaths of a 9-year-old boy and his pregnant mother whose car was swept away by floodwaters while she was on the phone with emergency officials. Thursday’s storms quickly intensified, causing flash flooding in several states and spawning a tornado in a southern New Jersey town. A firefighter who was put in contact with the woman, who was identified as 31-year-old Pamela Snyder, was able to stay on the phone with her for several minutes before they lost contact, Dzurek said.



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Indian dam overflows after heavy monsoon rains, 12 dead

Indian dam overflows after heavy monsoon rains, 12 deadA dam overflowed and flooded half a dozen villages in western India after heavy monsoon rains, leaving at least 12 people dead and 11 others missing, officials said Wednesday. The Tiware dam breached late Tuesday during incessant rains and swept away nearly a dozen homes, said Datta Bhadakawad, a civil administrator in Maharashtra state’s Ratnagiri district. Heavy monsoon rains in Maharashtra have led to at least 34 deaths since Monday night from collapsed walls, drownings and other causes.



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Heavy turbulence injures dozens of people during flight to NYC from Istanbul

Heavy turbulence injures dozens of people during flight to NYC from IstanbulInjuries on the Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York's JFK Airport included bumps, bruises, cuts and a broken leg.



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Winter storms threaten heavy snow, high winds in north; hail and twisters south and east

Winter storms threaten heavy snow, high winds in north; hail and twisters south and eastTwo powerful winter storms threatened strong winds, heavy snow and even blizzard conditions in the north; hail, possible tornadoes in the South.



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Major weekend winter storm packing heavy snow begins 2,500-mile cross-country sprint

Major weekend winter storm packing heavy snow begins 2,500-mile cross-country sprintA major winter storm threatens heavy snow and rain from California to New England this weekend. Forecasters warn Midwest motorists could be stranded.



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