AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For most people, weather is an afterthought.
It’s not as much of a concern as a rainy day or the end of a business trip, but for the Savannah Weather Center, the weather that we receive on a daily basis is a cause for concern.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Savannah-based weather service announced the end-of-the-month forecast for all 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, and the Northeast will see a “heavy downpour.”
The heavy downpour forecast is a warning of severe flooding.
While the forecast will be more accurate than average, it’s the heaviest downpour we have seen in over 20 years.
A few days ago, we had one of the worst downpours in decades, and now we are seeing the exact same thing in 2018.
The storms will continue to roll through the Northeast, and they are expected to continue to do so through early November.
A couple of other factors that are likely to contribute to the heavy downpouring are the effects of a strong tropical depression on the Gulf of Mexico and the presence of heavy rains in some areas.
The Southeast, Midwest, and Plains regions are expected not to experience severe downpoured conditions.
As of Wednesday, the storms have already produced a storm surge of more than 10 feet in Savannah, Georgia, and more than 12 feet in Columbia, Missouri.
The storm surge from Savannah is expected to reach as high as 14 feet in many places in the Savannah region.
The heavy rain and flooding will likely last through the middle of next week, as the storm system moves into the Southeast and the Midwest.