This paper examines the severity and extent of flooding caused by six predecessor rain events (PREs) over the Midwest United States. PREs are areas of heavy rainfall that occur about 1000 km ahead of landfalling tropical cyclones. While recent studies have mostly focused on the synoptic conditions associated with PREs, little is known about the hydrologic impacts of these events.
Rowe, S.T. and G. Villarini. “Flooding Associated with Predecessor Rain Events over the Midwest United States,” Environmental Research Letters, 8, 1–5, 2013.