Dry weather will make a return to the southern United States toward midweek after blinding downpours inundated parts of the region.
Persistent onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico transported ample moisture to the area. A widespread 1 to 4 inches of rain fell within the last week across multiple states– stretching from Texas to Florida.
A stalled frontal boundary draped across the south will lead to additional slow moving thunderstorms with torrential downpours over the next few days from eastern Texas to Florida. There have been numerous reports of flash flooding in many cities across the south and additional flash flooding is likely. Remember the common saying, “turn around, don’t drown.”
The drought-stricken state of Florida will receive between 2-4 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday placing great ease on the drought situation.
Even though a few more days of heavy rain are in the forecast, dry weather and abundant sunshine are around the corner.
The dry weather will arrive behind a cold front, which is expected to pass through the region midweek. This front will force the humidity southward and replace it with cooler, drier and stable air. Dry weather will likely last through the end of the week.