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Severe flooding threat stretches from Texas to New Jersey

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a view of a body of water surrounded by trees: This aerial photo shows a flooded homes in Pine Bluff, Ark., Tuesday, June 4, 2019. © DroneBase via AP This aerial photo shows a flooded homes in Pine Bluff, Ark., Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

As much as 10 inches of rain has fallen in the Ohio Valley since Friday, causing flooding, necessitating water rescues and creating a mudslide near Lexington, Kentucky.

Parts of southern Indiana have seen 10 inches of rain, while up to half a foot fell in parts of Ohio. Other parts of Kentucky have reported 5 inches.

There were more than 100 reports of damaging storms on Monday that ranged from the Rockies to the East Coast, including five reported tornadoes. Parts of Texas saw tennis ball-sized hail.

a close up of a map: Tropical moisture was covering much of the Southeast on Tuesday morning. © ABC News Tropical moisture was covering much of the Southeast on Tuesday morning.

More heavy rain and storms are expected on Tuesday for much of the nation.

Flood alerts have been issued from Illinois to New Jersey.

a close up of text on a white background: Flood watches stretched from Illinois to New Jersey Tuesday morning. © ABC News Flood watches stretched from Illinois to New Jersey Tuesday morning.

In the Plains, the combination of a new system from the West with an already-existing one means severe storms are forecast from Texas to Kansas, with the biggest threat damaging winds and large hail -- with an isolated tornado a possibility.

a close up of a map: Severe storms are forecast to cover much of the Plains on Tuesday. © ABC News Severe storms are forecast to cover much of the Plains on Tuesday. a screenshot of a video game: Heavy rain is likely the next few days for much of the U.S. © ABC News Heavy rain is likely the next few days for much of the U.S.

Some areas over the next few days could see additional heavy rain, locally more than 4 inches.

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