As Hurricane Ida moves further inland in the coming days, it is expected to lose strength but continue to pose a threat to many parts of the Southeast, the National Hurricane Center said.
On Monday, Ida is likely to bring heavy rainfall and potentially severe flooding to Louisiana, southern Mississippi and coastal Alabama communities. Total rainfall can reach up to 24 inches in some parts of Southeast Louisiana.
The Alabama coast and western parts of Florida could see two to four inches of rain Tuesday morning, and up to 12 inches of rain in central Mississippi as of Sunday.
Tornadoes are also possible Monday in southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, southwestern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.
The storm is expected to turn northeast on Monday and move through the Middle Tennessee Valley, including Humphreys County, where 20 people died this month as flash floods ripped through communities there. The area could get up to six inches of rain Tuesday and Wednesday, the hurricane center said.
The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a flood watch for most of Middle Tennessee Monday night.
By Wednesday, the storm will move through the Upper Ohio Valley, dropping as much as 6 inches of rain.
Precipitation totals for all of these areas could lead to flash flooding, the Hurricane Center said.