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The storm is expected to move through Georgia on Sunday before arriving in the Carolinas and Virginia on Monday, the National Weather Service said.
A strengthening storm drenched Florida with heavy rains and strong winds over the weekend as it headed up the East Coast, threatening more turbulent weather that could lead to disruptions for the start of holiday travel.
Saturday was a complete washout over much of South Florida, forcing many holiday events, such as the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, to be canceled or postponed.
Tampa saw a few feet of storm surge cause flooding across some of its neighborhoods Sunday as the storm moved north, triggering gale warnings along the coast.
Scripps News Tampa said the unusual December low-pressure system developed in the Gulf of Mexico, bringing with it tropical rains and winds to the sunshine state.
The storm is expected to move through Georgia on Sunday before arriving in the Carolinas and Virginia Sunday night into Monday, the National Weather Service said. Coastal flood advisories have already been issued throughout each of the states.
Charleston County, South Carolina was issued a tornado warning late Sunday morning as the system approached.
A tornado watch was issued Sunday afternoon for North Carolina's coast until 8 p.m. EST.
Virginia has already reported impacts from the massive storm, with widespread rain and gusty winds.
High wind warnings were issued by the National Weather Service on Sunday for portions of southern Connecticut, southeastern New York and Boston as the system hugs the East Coast.
Winter was put on pause for some areas of the U.S., while others like the Pacific Northwest saw powerful snowfall that tied up traffic
Some cities are getting an early taste of summer, others are bracing for temperatures to plunge again and plains states are wrestling with fire risk.
"This is an extremely rare event. Normally the amount of water flowing in is much less than the evaporation rate," a park ranger noted.
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