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Weekend Weather Forecast to Churn Out Rain For the Southern U.S.

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While meteorologists are observing a gradual weakening of El Niño, the climate phase is still strong enough to bring significant amounts of moisture to the South as the calendar transitions from January and into February.

What's the weather this weekend for the Southern U.S.?

Active Weather Pattern Forecast for the South Heading Into Weekend

Do not let the relatively calm and tranquil end to January fool you. An active weather pattern is setting up to unleash across the southern U.S. to kick start the month of February, bringing more flooding concerns to the water-logged region.

Although January ended with dry conditions, it was exceptionally wet beginning to the year for a large portion of the central and southern parts of the country.

How wet has it been in January?

More than 8 inches of rain has been recorded in major metropolitan areas such as Houston, Little Rock, and Shreveport. Many communities have seen over 200% of the historical average for the month thanks to the deluge of moisture. The more peaceful weather pattern is forecast to close out the month of January with no additional rain in the coming days.

However, this is all about to change in February when a shift in the jet stream pattern will translate to a more active storm track expected to dump precipitation across the southern edge of the nation. This upcoming forecast is more indicative of a typical El Niño pattern that generally means a wetter weather pattern for the South.


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