After rain drenched a part of the Southeast on Wednesday, more of the regionwill get soaked on Thursday. Additional incidents of flash flooding mayensue.Heavy rain spread from central Mississippi to upstate South Carolina onWednesday. The 2.5 inches of rain Shelby, Ala., received early in the morningbrought Spring Creek out of its bank. Minor flooding occurred on a neighboringroad.

A new zone of heavy rain will likely develop over the central Gulf CoastWednesday night. That rain should spread from southern Alabama and northernFlorida to southern South Carolina on Thursday. A band of drenching rain shouldalso push through Kentucky and Tennessee this day.

Flash flooding could ensue, especially where rain poured down on Wednesday.

Even if roads do not become flooded, motorists should use caution. Thepotential for vehicles to hydroplane will heighten. Visibility will become poorfrom not only the rain, but also spray from other cars and trucks.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski