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Australia Heavy storms drench east coast, more rain on the way

23:28  23 february  2021
23:28  23 february  2021 Source:   9news.com.au

Huge thunderstorm smashes Sydney with warnings for flash flooding

  Huge thunderstorm smashes Sydney with warnings for flash flooding Millions of Australians were warned to brace themselves for torrential rain and strong winds overnight, as a thunderstorm hit Sydney late on Thursday morning. A low pressure trough sitting off the NSW coast is hovering over the state and is expected to dump heave rains on the coastal suburbs.

This storm system is in a zone of weak winds; therefore, any storms that do develop will be slow-moving and could cause flash flooding, according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson. Rainfall rates could reach 1-2 inches per hour or more , which, even with pockets of abnormally dry Areas that get missed by the downpours or where storms hold off until later in the day can still have temperatures surging to average in the 90s. The coverage of thunderstorms is expected to become less widespread on Sunday, but even more downpours are on the way . A cold front expected to put an

The storms follow heavy thunderstorms on Friday, which dumped nearly 2 inches of rain on Corpus Christi, Texas, and caused flooded roads in the downtown area. The first half of the weekend will stay on the stormy side from Corpus Christi to Houston and Tyler, Texas. Similar to Friday, incidents of flash flooding will be fairly isolated and mainly confined to low-lying and poor drainage areas. “While most locations will see around an inch of rainfall , areas hardest hit by the most drenching thunderstorms can easily see 2 to 3 inches,” Elliott said. The risk for any strong thunderstorms will

Large parts of Australia north east have been drenched with heavy rain and storms over the last 24 hours with more rain expected today.

Toowoomba and Brisbane saw large hail yesterday afternoon while 100,000 lightning strikes hit between Darling Downs and Brisbane.

Several areas received rainfall above 20mm in over the last 24 hours with Goomburra in southeast Queensland copping more than 30mm since 9am yesterday.

Today, a trough across the tropics is causing areas of rain and storms, heaviest over the Top End.

Another trough is generating showers and storms over parts of Queensland and NSW.


Video: South-east Qld lashed by severe storms (Sky News Australia)

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Heavy rain fell overnight Thursday, stranding cars in flooded streets in the Philadelphia metro area. The rain was a precursor to another day of wet weather up and down the East Coast . In addition, severe storms caused damage in several parts of the country Wednesday night, including a possible tornado in Greenville, Texas, and damaging winds up to 70 mph in Little Rock, Arkansas. Finally, the stagnant stationary weather pattern will begin to move on Thursday, with more heavy rain and severe storms moving from the Midwest into the Northeast Thursday.

The heaviest rainfall developed across these areas on Wednesday night as the storm raced through. Torrential rainfall led to ponding on roadways and reduced visibility. Some of the heaviest rain moved over the Interstate 95 corridor during Wednesday evening's rush hour. Areas of downpours are expected to linger over parts of the mid-Atlantic and Southeast through Thursday, but a drier and cooler air mass will arrive on Friday in the Southeast. A second dose of rain may drench coastal areas from the mid-Atlantic to New England for at time on Friday as Eta's moisture rolls northeastward.

Temperatures are expected to drop across the southeast today due to cool southerly winds, also causing the odd shower over Tasmania.

Meanwhile, severe fire danger warnings have been issued for parts of WA due to hot and windy conditions forecast today.

Very hot temperatures with fresh and gusty southwesterly sea breeze will impact the the west coast this afternoon.

The warning applies to Exmouth Gulf Coast, Gascoyne Coast, Coastal Central West - North and Inland Central West - North

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