Storm Threatens Floods From Ohio Valley to Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

by Alastair Jamieson /  / Updated 
Image: This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday at 12:45 AM EDT shows the major developing low pressure system.
This NOAA satellite image taken Saturday at 12:45 AM EDT shows the major developing low pressure system.uncredited / AP

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A major storm system threatened to cause flooding anywhere from Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast over the weekend, with overnight rain triggering road closures and even a mudslide near Philadelphia early Saturday.

Numerous rain showers and storms were expected as the low pressure deepens through Sunday, tapping moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, forecasters said.

“Strong winds will develop around the low and will be particularly gusty over the eastern Great Lakes,” the Weather Channel said in an update.

“Gale force winds and high waves will create poor boating and dangerous swimming conditions.”

Up to three inches of rain is expected across the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with locally higher amounts possible, it said.

Meanwhile, overnight rain in the Philadelphia suburbs led to road flooding and closures, NBC10 in Philadelphia reported. On Balligomingo Road near Portland Road, the rainfall caused a mudslide into the roadway, it said.

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