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Storms This Weekend to Make a Return to the Southern U.S.

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The ongoing El Niño climate pattern has resulted in a wet winter for the South. This trend is going to continue this weekend with even more rain and storms this weekend on the way.

Here is what you can expect over the next few days as rain and severe weather in Southeast U.S. and beyond makes a return appearance.

Multi-Day Storm System in the Works for Southern U.S.

It has been a relatively tranquil week for the southern U.S. but forecasters are warning that is about to change in the coming days.

A multi-day storm system is setting up to dump heavy rain and create the risk of flooding into early next week. The latest threat is a continuation of the wet and active weather pattern that has gripped the South throughout the season.

The silver lining of the active storm track is that it has helped to chip away at the drought conditions that sprung up after a dry summer and early fall.

According to the most recent report from the U.S. Drought Monitor, the drought coverage in the region has been reduced from 80.7% at the beginning of November to the current 42.8%.

The reduction in drought coverage is expected to continue as more storms push through the area. While this is good news for agricultural interests, the heavy rain will also bring the chance of localized flooding and thunderstorms.

The storms will be fueled by the typical warm and moist air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. Friday's area of action will focus on Texas and to the east along the Gulf Coast. This will be just the beginning of what is to come for the rest of the weekend.

Those with outdoor plans this weekend will want to check the hourly forecast and plan accordingly.


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