The storms eased
a day after strong winds from what is believed to have been a
tornado killed four people in southeast Alabama, and a man was
found drowned in floodwater in northwest Florida, state
"The threat of severe weather is much lower today,"
meteorologist Bob Oravec of the Weather Prediction Center said
Between half an inch and an inch (1.3 to 2.5 cm) of rain was
expected to fall along the East Coast on Tuesday, including in
Washington D.C. and in parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York
and New Jersey, Oravec said.
The rainfall threat was diminishing as the storm moved out of
the South toward the U.S. Northeast, he said.
Unlike on Monday, when 3 to 5 inches (7.6 to 12.7 cm) of rain
soaked parts of the U.S. South, causing flooding in some areas,
no major floods were expected along the East Coast.
"Without a doubt it will be quieter" than on Monday, John Hart,
a meteorologist with the Storm Prediction Center, said.
(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; editing by Mark
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