How to wear reflective rain clothes when the rain hits

The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a red alert for rain, with more than a foot of rain expected to fall across the country Wednesday.

The forecast calls for more rain, particularly along the East Coast, with the highest chances of showers expected in the Northeast and Midwest.

The agency warned residents to stay inside and prepare for thunderstorms and heavy rain.

The rain is expected to hit parts of the East and Southeast on Wednesday.

Here are the most important places to watch for rain and thunderstorms: