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More than 30 million people under flood alerts in the Northeast

Flood alerts are in effect for more than 30 million people across 11 states from Virginia to Maine Saturday night, with a mixture of flood watches and various coastal flood alerts.

The Northeast will see rain and potential flooding after the Southeast experienced rising waters, strong wind and even a tornado.

The tornado was spotted by Coffee County Emergency Management west of Broxton and northeast of Ambrose, Georgia, early Saturday morning, with some minor roof damage reported.

In Charleston, South Carolina, damaging winds Saturday morning blew through the area with a severe thunderstorm. The storm’s winds caused damage to multiple commercial buildings, stripping sheet metal from the roof and sending it flying hundreds of feet away.

PHOTO: Tonight, flood alerts for more than 30 million people extend 11 states from Virginia to Maine with a mixture of flood watches and various coastal flood alerts. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Tonight, flood alerts for more than 30 million people extend 11 states from Virginia to Maine with a mixture of flood watches and various coastal flood alerts. (ABC News)

On Saturday night, rain will be heaviest along I-95 from Washington, D.C., to New York City, at 7 p.m. ET, including Baltimore and Philadelphia.

The heavy rain may continue for New York City until midnight.

PHOTO: In this photo released by the Isle of Palms Police Department, on March 9, 2024, file photo, rain and flood waters are shown on a road in Isle of Palms, S.C. (Isle of Palms Police Department)
PHOTO: In this photo released by the Isle of Palms Police Department, on March 9, 2024, file photo, rain and flood waters are shown on a road in Isle of Palms, S.C. (Isle of Palms Police Department)

Moderate to heavy rain will reach Boston around 11 p.m. and continue until 5 a.m. on Sunday.

By 7 a.m., light showers may continue from New Jersey to Massachusetts and heavy rain will be seen from New Hampshire to Maine, with heavy snow in higher elevations from upstate New York to Maine.

On Sunday afternoon, rain will continue near coastal northeast Maine. Snow showers will be on and off through parts of western Pennsylvania, New York, through Vermont, New Hampshire and western Maine.

PHOTO: Overall, 1-2” is expected across much of the Northeast. Area where the heaviest rain pours down the longest will see 2-3” or more. (ABC News)
PHOTO: Overall, 1-2” is expected across much of the Northeast. Area where the heaviest rain pours down the longest will see 2-3” or more. (ABC News)

Overall, 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected across much of the Northeast. Areas where the heaviest rain pours down the longest will see 2 to 3 inches, or more.

In the higher elevations in the upper Northeast this weekend, up to 2 feet of snow is possible in the Green Mountains along with 50 mile per hour winds. Watertown, New York, could see around a foot of snow and 45 mile per hour winds, especially late Sunday.

Meanwhile, south of Buffalo in Jamestown, New York, 5 to 9 inches of snow is possible with winds up to 50 mph, especially late Sunday.

On the West Coast, Oscars Sunday will bring a mix of sun and clouds to Hollywood, California. Highs will be in the middle 60s, just slightly down from the average highs in the upper 60s for this time of year.

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