9/6/11 (AEIN) Significant rainfall occurred in many cities across the eastern United States on Monday and early Tuesday, including some locations recently flooded by Hurricane Irene. Amounts generally ranged from one to six inches, according to National Weather Service observations.
Cities in Tennessee and Alabama reported some of the largest rainfall totals. Chattanooga received nearly 7.2 inches of rain (18.3 cm) while Knoxville picked up about five and a half inches. Birmingham reported 6.77" of precipitation between eight o'clock Monday morning and the same time on Tuesday. Almost 4.3 inches fell in Huntsville.
Meanwhile, substantial amounts of rain came down in a number of other eastern states. Roanoke saw three and a quarter inches. Approximately one to two inches fell in Albany, Allentown, Asheville, Baltimore, Caribou, Concord, Burlington, Charleston, Charlotte, Harrisburg, Lexington, Mobile, Nashville, Washington and Wilkes Barre.
Weather forecasters predicted rain for many of these cities on Tuesday and in some cases Wednesday as well, raising the potential for flooding in many areas. Residents can stay up to date with flood warnings and advisories by monitoring local forecasts.