Unsettled weather forecast for Plains, Mississippi Valley to bring flooding risk

National weather forecast for October 1

Janice Dean has your FoxCast

Several days of unsettled weather are in store for the Plains, extending into the Mississippi Valley, courtesy of a slow-moving front.  

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Heavy rain will be the biggest risk, with areas of flooding.

Plains rainfall threat
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Hurricane Sam will pass to the east of Bermuda Friday night through Saturday morning as a major hurricane, sparing the island of the worst wind and rain.  

There are tropical storm watches in effect as wind gusts over 40 mph and rain may brush the island. 

East Coast rip current threat
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The East Coast will see heavier surf and a high rip current risk this weekend.  

Closer to Africa, Victor is the 20th named storm of this busy hurricane season.  

Tropical Storm Victor
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Victor may briefly become a hurricane before weakening in the open Atlantic.   

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