If you are expected to be in such places as Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Panama City, Birmingham, Jackson, Atlanta, Nashville, Greenville and Asheville over the next few days, you may want to pay close attention to reports of Tropical Storm Lee — which is still a tropical depression at the time this was posted and expected to be a tropical storm before it makes landfall — as it is predicted to cause heavy rainfall over the eastern Gulf Coast and portions of the southeastern United States. Forecasts call for up to 12 inches of rain due to the expected slow forward movement of the storm, although areas near New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta could receive greater than 20 inches of rain locally.
At the initial time this was posted, this story is still in development. However, this storm is expected to affect people in — and travel to and from — at least nine states. Even if this storm does not achieve tropical storm status, it is still expected to cause havoc to travel plans.
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