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Rain in Jerusalem (Photo: ASHERNET)

With much of Israel still recovering from the wildfires that spread over the past week, new disaster might be in the forecast. Haaretz's Zafrir Rinat reports that Israel - especially Haifa, which was most impacted by the fires - is expected to face storms and flooding:

According to meteorological forecasts, heavy rain is expected Thursday in the coastal regions and in the Haifa area, which was one of the two main sites of the brush fires. On Thursday, snow is even expected to fall on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights. Rains will taper off by late Friday, forecasts said.

According to MetoTech, rains will begin Wednesday morning in the north and then move southwards to the center and temperatures will drop significantly in the afternoon. Haze and sand storms are expected in the south and the sea will be turbulent and windy.

On Thursday, rains and storms will increase, with flooding feared in the Western Galilee region and Haifa. During the day, rains will start again in the center and flooding is expected near the coast as well. Rains are expected to travel south and reach the northern Negev by midafternoon. Snow is also expected to fall in the Golan as the mercury continues to drop...

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