A train was derailed by flood waters near Corsicana, Texas on Oct. 26, 2015, after a weekend of drenching storms that were remnants of Hurricane Patricia.
LM Otero—AP
October 27, 2015 9:32 AM EDT

Millions of Americans from the Midwest to the Northeast were facing the threat of torrential rain and possible floods beginning Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia strengthened storms that have already soaked the Gulf Coast.

Between one and two inches of rain was expected from the Tennessee Valley into the Ohio Valley and lower Great Lakes Tuesday, The Weather Channel said. Three inches of rain was possible in some areas.

The precipitation will move through the Northeast on Wednesday through midday on Thursday and urban flooding is possible along the I-­95 corridor, it said.

Lighter rain and showers were…

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