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Rain Sliding Into Carolinas, Midwest

UPDATED 1:30 PM EST, November 18, 2009

UPDATED By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, Julie Gaddy

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A sluggish storm will bring light to moderate rain to the Carolinas and the Midwest today. Across Ohio, West Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic, total rainfall amounts during the next 24 hours will range from a quarter-inch to more than 1 inch, while Missouri and Illinois will see at most a quarter-inch. Normally, this amount of rain wouldn`t be a cause for concern, but rivers are running high due to recent heavy rainfall.

Over the past 72 hours, this same sluggish storm dumped 2 to 6 inches of rainfall over eastern Missouri and central Illinois. Although little additional rain is expected here today, Flood Warnings will continue across parts of central and southern Illinois, and northeastern Missouri.

Last week, Hurricane Ida`s remnants brought torrential rains to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Here, streams are still flowing higher than average, and the moderate rainfall amounts could cause them to jump their banks, causing flash flooding. If you come across water in the road, do not attempt to cross it. Remember: "Turn Around, Don`t Drown!"

Tonight, the storm will gradually move northeastward. While the rain will end in South Carolina, steady rainfall will occur across North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania on Thursday. Rivers in northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia are still experiencing minor flooding, so any added rain will increase the flooding threat.

WeatherBug meteorologists will continue to monitor the slow-moving storm and will provide the latest updated information. Keep your WeatherBug active to receive the latest weather in your neighborhood and get the latest updates anywhere on Twitter at WeatherBug WeatherBuzz.

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