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Date: 10/8/2018

Title: Late Season Hurricane Surge

In both the Pacific and the Atlantic the tail end of the hurricane season is an active one. The lower 48 states will be impacted by the remains of Hurricane Sergio in the Pacific by this weekend and Hurricane Michael will be hitting the Gulf Coast this week.

Hurricane Michael will likely bring heavy rain, strong winds and damaging storm surge to the Panhandle of Florida then heavy rains to already soaked Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The heaviest rains will likely be in Florida and Georgia where 6 to 12 inches of rain possible with 2 to 6 inches of rain possible in the Carolinas. 

Additional flooding is big concern in the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence just a few weeks ago.

Out west, the remains of Hurricane Sergio will move into Mexico by late Wednesday and will then push into Arizona and New Mexico. Heavy rains will be possible in the Desert Southwest this weekend and into Texas and Oklahoma by early next week. More heavy rain from Sergio could also bring more rain to a very wet Corn Belt possibly bringing more harvest delay concerns to portions of the Corn Belt this week and into the weekend.