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Minor flooding expected as Tropical Depression Fred continues to make landfall

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Continued rain is expected to cause minor flooding as now Tropical Depression Fred continues to make landfall in Florida, Georgia, and beyond. 

Fred made landfall in Florida as a Tropical Storm on Monday afternoon, and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression, but considerable rainfall and possible tornadoes are still predicted across Georgia, southwestern Virginia, and the western Carolinas through Tuesday evening, reported Fox News.

Currently, there are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but officials warn there is still a ‘high risk’ for heavy rainfall and tornadoes. 

Four to eight inches of rain with isolated areas reaching 10 inches are expected over parts of Georgia and southern Appalachians on are expected through Tuesday night. Central Appalachians and portions of the mid-Atlantic can expect to receive two to four inches of rain with isolated areas of six inches through Thursday night. 

These bands of rain could cause flash, urban, small stream, isolated river flooding, and even landslides in the affected areas.

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