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Rain moves in after a dry November

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After one of the driest Novembers in recent years, early December has proven to be quite wet across central Appalachia.  The Stormtracker meteorologists are calling for even more rain as residents go back to school and back to work Monday.

"We have a slow moving system and it's quite possible that if you add up the rain since Friday that we could see up to three inches of rain in some parts of the viewing area by the time this tapers off late Monday and early Tuesday," said chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins.

The system bringing rain to Appalachia is the same system bringing several inches of snow to the upper Midwest.  

"We're on the warm side of this system so we are mainly seeing rain, however once the cold front moves in Monday night we could see some snow fly, especially in the high terrain early Tuesday morning, but we don't think it will add up to much since the storm will be moving out fast," said Adkins.

Streams and creeks have plenty of room to hold rainfall, but as the rain continues, those levels will continue to rise according to the Stormtracker meteorologists.  

"While we don't expect major problems, you can't rule out poor drainage areas or very small streams seeing some high water levels briefly," said Adkins.

The current seven day forecast from the Stormtracker meteorologists calls for the system to move out by Tuesday to be replaced by cooler temperatures and another stretch of several dry days.

Drivers are advised to watch out for possible slick roads due to the rain and possible fog even when it's not raining, possibly reducing visibility for motorists.